Former Florida Governor Crist tweets that he is now a Democrat

Sat Dec 8, 2012 12:10am EST

Former Governor of Florida Charlie Crist answers a question during the University of Southern California's Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy inaugural Symposium in Los Angeles, California, September 24, 2012. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

Former Governor of Florida Charlie Crist answers a question during the University of Southern California's Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy inaugural Symposium in Los Angeles, California, September 24, 2012.

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(Reuters) - Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who campaigned for President Barack Obama in this past election, announced on Twitter Friday that he is now a Democrat.

Crist attended a holiday party at the White House Friday night, according to the Miami Herald, and tweeted from the event: "Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the Home of the President@Barack Obama!"

Crist tweeted a photo of himself holding a Florida voter registration application.

Crist, 56, served as governor for one term from 2007 to 2011.

He bolted from the Republican Party in 2010, when polling suggested he would lose the nomination for U.S. Senate to Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio. Crist ran as an independent and Rubio won the three-way race handily.

He is expected to try another run for governor, the Herald said.

(Reporting By Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Xavier Briand)

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Comments (8)
fedupaj wrote:
GOOD RIDDANCE!

Dec 08, 2012 5:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jjjjjjjjj wrote:
Political whore.

Dec 08, 2012 5:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
foiegras wrote:
A talented, intelligent, reasonable politician who did a great job of governing in Florida, and is now positioning himself to defeat our corporate thug, should-be-in-jail Medicare fraudster, Tea Party suck-up – “Slick Ricky” Scott – in a state which is predominantly Democratic.

Dec 08, 2012 6:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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