It is official. Charlie Crist the former Republican governor of Florida has registered as a Democrat.
According to Politico and the Washington Post, Crist made the announcement from a party at the White House. He tweeted
Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the home of President @BarackObama!
I think we all kinda knew he was really a Dem. Much too smart and reasonable to be otherwise. It is the Republicans loss and likely the Democrats gain. Wonder if he will ender the Democratic primary for Governor. The Post reports
Republican Gov. Rick Scott is considered vulnerable in 2014, despite recovering somewhat after a rough first year in office.
A September Mason-Dixon poll showed Crist at 44 percent and Scott at 42 percent. Scott’s 2010 opponent, former state chief financial officer Alex Sink (D), ran slightly better than Crist in the poll, leading Scott by eight points.
Should be interesting. I’m just interested in getting rid of Rick Scott.
- Charlie Crist becomes a Democrat – Washington Post (blog) (washingtonpost.com)
- Charlie Crist formally joins Democrats to make final split from GOP (guardian.co.uk)
- Charlie Crist signs papers to become Democrat — at the White House (tampabay.com)