Charlie Crist campaign volunteers are passing out signs and stickers Wednesday in St. Petersburg (PHOTO CREDIT: Peter Hamby/CNN)
St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN) – Despite strong evidence that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will run for Senate as an independent, people close to Crist have stressed in recent days that the governor could still change his mind at the last minute.
But if the signs and stickers being handed out by campaign volunteers at Crist's much-anticipated event in St. Petersburg on Thursday are any indication, Crist is not dropping out of the race.
Volunteers are carrying around sign-up sheets to collect e-mail addresses and phone numbers from potential campaign supporters. Crist's campaign is also conducting on camera interviews with supporters, possibly collecting material for use in future campaign videos.
Several of Crist's Republican campaign staffers are also in attendance, though many are expected to quit if the governor abandons his party.
THIS IS IT! The beginning of the end of the Republican Party! Go Charlie!
Obama was right...."change you can believe in."
Crist has shown as Governor of Florida that he will stand up for what is best for all Americans even when it is not politically in his interest. Rubio would be another puppet for the right wing and Meek would be a puppet for the Obama administration. Florida will do what is best for all Americans and send Crist to Washington. The U.S. House and Senate approval ratings are low due to the fact that they put party, republicans and Democrats, before doing what is best for the average person who is struggling to survive.
A Florida Voter