[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/29/art.crist.sotu.0829a.cnn.jpg caption="Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said he would return campaign contributions from ‘people who had asked for it.’"](CNN) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appeared to suggest Saturday that he would give money back to donors if they asked.
Crist spoke Saturday with CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry, who is filling in for Candy Crowley on State of the Union.
Crist told Henry, "we'll give it [campaign contributions] back to people who had asked for it."
The independent candidate seemed to hedge a moment later saying, "People gave money to a good cause, I'm going to spend it on a good cause and that's how I feel about it."
After failing to secure the GOP nomination for Senate, Crist was sharply criticized for refusing to refund contributions made to his campaign by Republicans.
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The Senate candidate then came under fire for refunding a $9,600 contribution made to his campaign by Jim Greer, the disgraced former head of the Republican Party of Florida. Greer, who was appointed by Crist to head the RPOF in 2007, has been charged with six felony counts related to his alleged use of state party funds for personal expenditures.
Crist remained non-committal when asked if he would testify at his friend's trial.
"I don't even know if I'm going to be called," he said.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted August 11-16, Crist, who is running as an independent candidate, holds a 39 percent to 32 percent lead over Republican candidate Marco Rubio.
Rep. Kendrick Meek, who secured the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, trails the two front-runners with 16 percent. The poll carried a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.