Florida Gov. Charlie Crist News

Florida’s Crist, Scott Spar Over Property Insurance in Race for Governor

Democrat Charlie Crist said he successfully reduced rising property insurance rates as governor and will do so again if elected, vowing to repeal a law enacted under Republican Gov. Rick Scott that he said provides weaker coverage at a higher …

Florida Supreme Court Fate to Rest With Winner in Governor’s Race

If former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is elected governor as a Democrat in November, all seven state Supreme Court justices might be his appointments. If Republican Gov. Rick Scott is re-elected, he could completely reshape the court that has frustrated …

Scott Still Trails Ex-Gov. Crist in Florida Gubernatorial Poll

Former Gov. Charlie Crist is leading Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 8 points in a new poll. The poll by Quinnipiac University also found that 54 percent do not think Scott deserves a second term as governor and that 41 …

Ex-Republican Crist Expected to Run For Governor in Florida as Democrat

Charlie Crist hopes that the hug that hurt him becomes the hug that now heals him. Democratic President Barack Obama embraced Crist, then Florida’s Republican governor, at a 2009 rally. Republican Marco Rubio used the image to successfully chase Crist …

Crist Leads Scott in 2014 Governor’s Race Poll

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist holds a big edge over Republican Gov. Rick Scott among registered Florida voters in a hypothetical gubernatorial match-up in 2014, a new poll shows. Crist was favored by 50 percent while Scott was preferred by …

Florida’s Ex-Republican Governor Crist Eyes Return as Democrat

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, has announced that he’s switching to the Democratic Party. Crist revealed his long-anticipated conversion …

Former Florida Gov. Crist Settles Music Copyright Lawsuit

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has settled a lawsuit filed by Talking Heads singer David Byrne after Crist used one of the group’s songs without permission in a campaign ad last year, both parties have confirmed. Terms of the settlement …