Tag Archives: Charlie Crist

Crist Vows “Day One” Order Protecting Abortion Rights

Florida Politics reports: Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist on Friday staked a strong pro-abortion rights stand, pledging an executive order banning state agencies from interfering with abortion access. The proposed order, which Crist said he would sign on his first day as Governor, would prohibit state agencies from doing anything to prevent abortions that would meet …

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Charlie Crist Targets Orlando With “DeSanTAX” Ad

Florida Politics reports: “DeSanTAX.” Oops. Spoiler alert. That’s the punchline of a new TV commercial that Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Rep. Charlie Crist is launching in the Orlando market. It attacks Gov. Ron DeSantis’ legislative culture war battle with the Walt Disney Company. The ad charges that Governor’s Disney ire could result in tax increases in Orange and Osceola …

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Charlie Crist Holds Golf Cart Parade In The Villages

Florida Politics reports: Democratic candidate for Gov. Charlie Crist brought his campaign to The Villages this weekend to unveil his “Seniors for Crist” policy initiative. Crist met with more than 250 members of The Villages Democratic Club and joined them on a golf cart tour through The Villages, a well-known Republican stronghold. But Crist said his “Florida for All” campaign …

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Disney Union Endorses Charlie Crist For Florida Gov

Florida Politics reports: Now even Mickey Mouse might be rooting for Charlie Crist to get to the Governor’s Mansion. Crist’s campaign announced Tuesday that the former Governor had received the endorsement of the Lakeland-based United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1625. UFCW 1625 represents 15,000 workers, including 6,000 health care workers and 5,000 local Disney employees. In its endorsement, union …

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POLL: Ron DeSantis +8 Over Leading Dem Challenger

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis would likely win re-election with a majority of the vote, according to the latest poll of the 2022 gubernatorial race. Polling has consistently shown DeSantis leading each of the three Democratic candidates seeking to unseat the Republican incumbent in November. On Tuesday, data released from Mason-Dixon reaffirmed DeSantis’ lead, showing him winning 51% or …

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POLL: Ron DeSantis +6 Over Dem Rep. Charlie Christ

Florida Politics reports: Both Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio appear in good shape against their likely Democratic opponents. The poll, taken Nov. 18 and 19, shows DeSantis leading the two most prominent Democrats challenging his re-election. If the election were held today between DeSantis and Rep. Charlie Crist, the Governor would take almost 51% to the St. Petersburg …

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Crist Vows To Legalize Weed If Elected Florida Governor

The Tampa Bay Times reports: As part of his platform focused on equality for Floridians of color, Charlie Crist announced Thursday that he would legalize marijuana and expunge criminal records for those arrested on misdemeanors or third-degree felonies related to the drug if he were elected governor next year. At the Florida Capitol, Crist said revenue from state marijuana sales …

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Crist +1 Over DeSantis In Florida Gubernatorial Poll

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has slipped behind a Democratic gubernatorial rival in a new poll as he faces scrutiny over his handling of the pandemic amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Sunshine State. The survey, conducted by Florida-based firm St. Pete Polls, found that 45 percent of voters said they would vote …

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Charlie Crist Questions FL’s “Outsized Role” In Riot

CBS News reports: Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) on Friday pressed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to create a commission to investigate the state’s role in the events of Jan. 6. “I’m calling on @GovRonDeSantis to protect our democracy by ordering a non-partisan investigation of Florida’s outsized role in the Capitol Insurrection,” Crist, a former Florida governor and current state gubernatorial …

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Dem Rep. Charlie Crist Launches Challenge To DeSantis

Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports: Democratic congressman and former Florida governor Charlie Crist is jumping into the race for governor in 2022. Crist announced his campaign for governor in a video posted to Twitter. “Florida should be a place where hard work is rewarded, justice is equal, and opportunity is right in front of you. That’s a Florida for all …

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FLORIDA: US Rep. Charlie Crist Files For Divorce

The Tampa Bay Times reports: After nine years of marriage, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has filed for divorce. “I think the world of Carole. She’s an amazing person. It just didn’t work out for us,” the former governor told the Tampa Bay Times. “I wish all the best for her.” Crist, 60, said the divorce should have no impact on …

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Charlie Crist: I’m Running For Congress [VIDEO]

Totally not-gay Charlie Crist today announced that he’s running for the US House. The Tampa Bay Times reports: Charlie Crist is back, saying Tuesday “somebody has to step up” for Democrats in the 13th Congressional District, dismissing criticism that he is perpetual candidate. “Public service is in my heart,” said Crist at his congressional campaign kickoff in front of Childs …

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Charlie Crist: I Might Run For Senate Again

Via the Orlando Sentinel: Charlie Crist is considering another run for the U.S. Senate, in the 2016 race. “Well, I have been encouraged to,” Crist said Wednesday when asked by phone about reports that he might run again. Crist, who is in New York, declined to elaborate. Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida, ran for the Senate in 2010 …

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FLORIDA: Hater Cheers Crist Loss

Stemberger is the head of the Florida Family Policy Council and the chairman of the anti-gay answer to the Boy Scouts. He recently declared that the fight against same-sex marriage is “worth dying for.”

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FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Wins

Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the night.

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Seen In Florida

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GOP Links Charlie Crist To Sex Trafficking Over Donations From Strip Club Owners

Man, they are fucking desperate.

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FLORIDA: Marriage Absent From Final Crist/Scott Debate Before Election Day

Last night’s CNN-hosted debate between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist included no questions about same-sex marriage, but the pair heatedly sparred about jobs, the economy, the death penalty, medical marijuana, and Scott’s Medicare fraud past. The Florida gubernatorial race is considered the nation’s tightest. CBS Miami has the full debate in four parts.

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FLORIDA: Pro-Charlie Crist TV Campaign Launched By LGBT Group SAVE Dade

Via Steve Rothaus the Miami Herald: SAVE, one of South Florida’s best-known LGBT-rights groups, has produced a campaign video, Why We Vote, in support of candidates including Democrats Charlie Crist and Annette Taddeo. “I’m voting because Rick Scott and Pam Bondi refuse to recognize our marriage,” says SAVE board chairman Christian Ulvert, seen on-camera with his husband Carlos Andrade. Both …

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Rick Scott Does Fangate Damage Control

Scott is beyond ridiculous.

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