April 29th, 2010
06:03 PM ET
5 years ago

Crist announces independent bid for Florida Senate seat

St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN) – Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Thursday he would run as an independent candidate in November's U.S. Senate election.


Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist
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  1. Judy, Miami Fl

    I am a democrat but I will seriously consider voting for Mr. Crist. I respect the fact that he extendn voting hours in 2008 in opposition to his party and that he did veto that crazy bill making teachers the main responsible for failed schools/students. I don't know enough about Meeks yet to make a decision at this time. But, I will consider Crist.
    He's right the people should decide not Palin & her group of idiot friends.,

    April 29, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  2. key

    wonderful I guess he has a lot to say about his former party. They lost a thoughtful politician that's all I can say.

    April 29, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  3. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    Go for it Charlie, the rodeo clowns from the teaparty can't defeat you, they have no plan or no clue.

    April 29, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  4. Livin' the good life

    Right now he is the smartest man on earth! Not like "stupid says, stupid does". HA!...Beau Colby

    April 29, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  5. Former Republican

    Go Gov. Crist!

    After correctly vetoing SB6, Crist regained my support. The GOP has unfortunately gone too far right, from a party of Goldwater to DeMint.
    Demented, indeed.

    April 29, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  6. Not Republicans Not Democrats

    This year will be a really good year for independents... Not Republicans... Not Democrats... But independents...

    April 29, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Democrats didn't treat Lieberman this way when he supported John McCain ad Lieberman votes with Democrats. Shame on the GOP.

    April 29, 2010 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  8. emma

    Good move. He will no longer be identified as belonging to the GOP. That will be in his favor.

    April 29, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |