MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is expected to announce Tuesday that he will run for Congress, Politico reported Friday.READ MORE: Hialeah Man Accused Of Killing Dog By Spinning It Around By Its Neck
A release from Kevin Cate, a PR consultant who worked on Crist’s failed 2014 bid for governor, says Crist will make a “major announcement” Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg.
Politico reports Crist, a Democrat, will run for the St. Peterburg-based 13th Congressional District, which was made favorable for a Democratic candidate as the result of a legal challenge to the state’s current congressional lines.READ MORE: CBS4's Steve Goldstein Previews Dolphins-Raiders Matchup
The seat is currently held by Rep. David Jolly (R-FL). Jolly is running for the open U.S. Senate seat.
Crist will have competition. Democrat Eric Lynn is already running for the seat.
Crist served as the governor of Florida as a Republican, but then switched to the Democratic Party in 2012. He launched a failed bid to challenge Republican Florida Gov. Rock Scott in 2014.MORE NEWS: Southwest Ranches Investigation, Police Won't Say What They Are Looking For