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Looks Like Charlie Crist Is Running For Governor

Looks Like Charlie Crist Is Running For Governor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA) - It looks like it'll be official.

Charlie Crist has issued a press release saying there'll be a "major announcement" in downtown St. Petersburg on Monday. 

The former governor, Republican-turned-Democrat is expected to announce he's running for governor against Republican incumbant Rick Scott.

On Friday, Crist filed paperwork in Tallahassee to run for governor as a Democrat.

As soon as the paperwork was filed with the Florida Department of State, Republican Party of Florida chairman Lenny Curry issued a statement:

"Charlie Crist has now officially filed to run for the position he once abandoned.  When Florida needed Charlie Crist the most during difficult economic times, he ran away.  If he really wants to be governor now, why did he quit the first time?"


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