Former Governor Charlie Crist has been out of the political spotlight for a little while, but he’s about to jump back into the world of state politics in a big way Monday. Crist will formally announce his candidacy for governor in his hometown of St. Petersburg Monday morning.
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist appears to be slowly taking the wrapping off his potential bid to challenge Republican Governor Rick Scott during next year’s gubernatorial election.
The 2014 gubernatorial election is still more than a year away, but according to the latest Public Policy Polling numbers, Governor Rick Scott shouldn’t get too comfortable in the governor’s mansion.
Florida’s former chief financial officer Alex Sink said Friday she will not run for the governor’s seat in 2014.
While it’s still more than a year until the gubernatorial election, it’s widely expected that former Governor Charlie Crist will run as a Democrat and challenge Republican Governor Rick Scott; and at least one U.S. Senator believes Scott’s in for quite a fight.
Amid speculation he will run as a Democrat for his old job, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday said he supports allowing same-sex marriage.
Before the speculation can even get out of hand, Florida Senator Bill Nelson said Friday he will not launch a gubernatorial bid in 2014.
If former Governor Charlie Crist runs for his old job as a Democrat against Republican Governor Rick Scott, Crist would trounce Scott by double-digits, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University.
Governor Rick Scott has sought recently to moderate his message and diverge to a degree from his tea party past. But it may not be enough as a new poll shows Governor Scott with a lot of ground to make up against the presumed Democratic nominee Charlie Crist.
His recent switch of political parties may have rankled Republicans, but if a new Public Policy Polling poll is accurate, Charlie Crist is being well-received by Florida Democrats and would be a major threat to defeat Governor Rick Scott in 2014.