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Crist kicks off run for governor as a Democrat

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Updated: 11/04/2013 5:25 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is kicking off his campaign to run for his old job as a Democrat.

Crist is holding a rally Monday morning near his St. Petersburg home to begin his campaign for governor. He filed paperwork Friday to get in the race.

The event is near the same park where he announced in 2010 that he would run for Senate as an independent. He lost that race to Marco Rubio and is now trying to make a political comeback as a Democrat.

Crist has been building up to the campaign, last year campaigning for Democratic President Barack Obama and this year speaking to Democratic party groups.

Former state Sen. Nan Rich is also seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

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albert - 11/4/2013 12:07 PM
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I personally would need to know if the change is permanent..A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

king kaos - 11/4/2013 11:43 AM
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Hey Christ, you couldnt perform as a republican so we kicked you out. You then became a crybaby traitor and slowly but surely made your way to the DemoRats where you should have been from the get go, I agree with you 100% on that, show up at the Dumocrat Convention badmouthing all your old buddies and you want us to think thats all just "fine" and stick you back at the head of the ship that you ran into rocks and sank before??? Why in the world would we do that?!!?!?!? Not only are you a scumbad politician, you are the worst kind of scumbad politician and thats a scumbag politician that does whatever slimy thing you can do NOT so you can do whats best for the people you reprensent, but best for yourself and whatever will get your shoty face in the paper again. You sir, SUCK terribly bad. I would rather have Angela Cory running the state, at least she is honest about being a nasty slob where as you try to hide it but of course cant because you are that much of a disgusting slimeball politician. Anyone that either enforses or votes for you should be immediately marked for sterilization(would be a brilliant test to replace an IQ type test... 1 question: Do you support or would you vote for Christ? IF yes THEN sterlize. Well I guess you would be useful for determining whos a complete idiot, but other than that... king of the idiots, I am sad to report, you are garbage.

nativejax - 11/4/2013 11:38 AM
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You still won't have my vote Crist...you already stabbed us all in the back once, now you want to do it again? yeah right, .

Truthseeker - 11/4/2013 11:12 AM
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Don't we already have enough Socialist and Communists in office, from the White House on down?
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