Republican turned Democratic Charlie Crist to run for governor
Former Governor has been elected on a U.S House Seat in 2016
Charlie Crist, former governor, attorney general, said in a recent TV interview that he is considering running for governor. He tweeted this Saturday, that he will make a “major announcement” on May 4 at St. Petersburg.
Crist is the state’s former Republican governor turned Democratic congressman, is reportedly expected to announce next week that he’s going to make a second run for governor as a Democrat.
Charlie Crist, who is known for his retail campaign skills and strong fundraising, has won three statewide races in a row when as a Republican, serving as Education Commissioner, Attorney General and then the Governor, in respective order. He has also lost the last two consecutive statewide election races.
Charlie Crist may be the one who already shares the run for governor, while the first to announce, there are many expected Democratic leaders willing to run as well, this time for the governor’s race.
The other candidate, who are supposedly running for the election this time are U.S. Rep. Val Demings and Nikki Fried.
I'm making a major announcement in my hometown of St. Pete. I'd love to tell you in person. Join us:https://t.co/8fGvTUWjdW
— Charlie Crist (@CharlieCrist) May 1, 2021
The election races history of Charlie Crist is quite interesting, he had won the governor’s race in 2006 as a Republican. Skipping the choice of running for second term, he went on running in for a U.S. Senate seat, which he had lost to Marco Rubio, 2010.
Charlie Crist gave a shot by planning a comeback as a Democrat, again in 2014, yet losing again, this time, governor’s race to Rick Scott. Scott is a U.S. senator now in Biden-Presidency.
Recently in 2016, he won a U.S. House election seat making it his twice there to the house.