• Charlie Crist hints at governor run as Democrat


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Former governor Charlie Crist hinted at another run for governor on Saturday at the Florida Democratic Party State Conference in Orlando.

    Crist, now a Democrat, talked to WFTV on Saturday at the biennial conference, which is being held at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club.

    When asked about a possible run for governor against Rick Scott, Crist said his decision would be announced in November.

    "I'm going to announce something and I've decided to do it November the 4th in my hometown of St. Petersburg," Crist said.

    Crist has already created a website asking Floridians to share their thoughts with him. Along with it is a video that attacks the current administration and counters Rick Scott's "It's working" catchphrase by saying, "It's not working."

    "One of the things most important to me really is how my fellow Floridians feel, what concerns them, what bothers them," Crist told Eyewitness News.

    He's emphasizing the bipartisanship that marked his sole term as governor. Democratic officials have embraced Crist, while Republicans and some Democrats are questioning his sincerity. Crist has a record of conflicting positions on key issues.

    It's been nearly three years since Crist lost a U.S. Senate campaign and left the Florida governor's mansion. Nevertheless, Florida Democrats are looking for someone to lead them out of the political wilderness.

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