Former Florida Governor Charlies Crist announced Monday he will run for governor in 2014, challenging Republican Governor Rick Scott.
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.
Florida’s former chief financial officer Alex Sink said Friday she will not run for the governor’s seat in 2014.
Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial election is still more than a year away. The Democratic candidate is still a matter of speculation.
But two groups are already making plans to bring together the Republican and Democratic nominees in a statewide televised debate in mid-October 2014, a time when voters will be making up their minds and preparing to cast ballots.
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.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday in Tampa to remember the life of former gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride.