Charlie Crist

Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist, Jr. (born July 24, 1956), is an American politician of the Republican Party and the current Governor of Florida. Crist was Florida's attorney general when he won election to governor, thus becoming the first Florida cabinet official in 95 years to be elected governor (since Park Trammell). His current term as governor expires in January 2011 but he is eligible under Florida law to seek a consecutive term as governor in the 2010 election cycle. He has also been mentioned as a potential 2012 presidential candidate. It has also been reported that Crist may not run for re-election as governor in 2010, and instead run for the US Senate in 2010. Crist was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Dr. Charlie Crist Sr., an American physician of Greek Cypriot descent, and Nancy Lee, of Scotch-Irish American descent. Often mispronounced today as "Christ", his surname had originally been "Christodoulou". Crist moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, as a child, where he attended Riviera Middle School and graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1974. He is the second eldest child; he has three sisters, Margaret Crist Wood, Dr. Elizabeth Crist Hyden, Catherine Crist


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    Miami Herald 3 hours ago
    TALLAHASSEE -- A police union official filed a complaint Thursday with the Florida Elections Commission, accusing Gov. Rick Scott of illegally coercing on-duty police officers to attend a campaign event in Tampa on Monday. The complaint was filed by Jeff Marano ...
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    The Associated Press 12 hours ago
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist said Thursday that Florida should review two controversial gun laws that he supported when he was the state's Republican governor. Speaking at the annual convention of the Florida Press Association ...
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    The Associated Press 16 hours ago
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    The Palm Beach Post 18 hours ago
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    Bay News 9 20 hours ago
    Charlie Crist facing ethics complaint
    Former, and potentially future, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is facing an ethics complaint. Crist - w

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