(CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who served as a Republican but is now listed with no party affiliation, endorsed President Barack Obama on Sunday.
"As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years - and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role - I'm confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation," Crist wrote in an op-ed published by the Tampa Bay Times.
(CNN) - Former Gov. Charlie Crist will endorse Sen. Bill Nelson in his bid for re-election at a campaign event Friday, CNN has confirmed.
Crist is expected to back Nelson at a Florida fundraiser hosted by his law firm where former President Bill Clinton will appear.
St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN) - Newt Gingrich is wasting no time linking his presidential campaign to tea party underdog Marco Rubio who wiped out Florida Gov. Charlie Crist in a 2010 Senate race.
At a campaign stop in Tampa Monday and in St. Petersburg Tuesday, the former House speaker mentioned that several Mitt Romney aides worked for the popular Republican Florida governor-turned independent when he ran for Senate.
Washington (CNN) - Need a personal injury lawyer? Email former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.
The Republican, who lost his bid for Senate in 2010, has joined the Morgan & Morgan law firm and is now appearing in a TV advertisement for the firm.
Washington (CNN) - Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation's most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of state chief executives are sworn in.
Among the more well-known governors who will be leaving office: - Republicans Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Charlie Crist of
Florida, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Mark Sanford of South Carolina - Democrats Bill Richardson of New Mexico, David Paterson of New York, Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, Ted Strickland of Ohio and Jennifer Granholm of Michigan.
(CNN) - Republican Marco Rubio wins the Florida Senate seat left vacated by retiring Republican Sen. George LeMieux, CNN projects. Rubio beat out Gov. Charlie Crist, who was running as an independent candidate, and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) – The St. Petersburg Times obtained a copy of a voicemail Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist left before 5 a.m. Monday for Democratic Senate nominee Kendrick Meek.
According to the audio, Crist wanted to meet Meek later in the day to set up a situation where Meek would back out of the Florida Senate race. Meek later said no.
Last Sunday, the three candidates for Senate faced off in a CNN/St. Petersburg Times debate, and Crist spoke to Meek briefly after the debate.
(CNN) - With early voting in Florida already well underway, a sizeable number of votes may have already been cast for Florida Democratic Senate candidate, Rep. Kendrick Meek– but they would not have been certified if he were to drop his bid, according to the Florida Department of State.
As of Thursday, 774, 911 people had voted early in Florida, according to Jennifer Davis, communications director for the Florida Department of State.
Should a political party's nominee drop out before Election Day, the party could elect to provide a replacement candidate, Davis said. Any votes for the vacating candidate would then count toward the new nominee. However, if the party does not name a new candidate, the early votes would not be reported for anyone, and would not be certified by the state.
(CNN) – A new poll of the Florida Senate race shows Republican Marco Rubio with a large lead over both independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek with just four days to go before voters weigh in.
According to the new survey from Mason-Dixon, Rubio leads the field with 45 percent –17 points ahead of Crist at 28 percent and 24 points ahead of Meek at 21 percent.