Charlie Crist is almost certainly going to run for FL-13. …As a Democrat. …I THINK?

(Via @Aaron_RS) This is gonna be surreal.

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist all but announced his intentions to run for Congress in a Tampa Bay-area House seat that will likely be redrawn to include his home, have more Democrats and lack an incumbent.

“If the new congressional map includes my home, I intend on running to serve the people again,” Crist said in a Twitter post on Monday afternoon.

As the story notes: this is not an Alan Grayson kind of situation.  A redrawn FL-13 is, on paper, a good fit for the former governor and former Republican and former Senatorial candidate and former Independent… who presumably will be staying a Democrat for this race, because that’s a lot of ‘formers.’ And with incumbent David Jolly deciding to run for Senate, Crist might actually win. Continue reading Charlie Crist is almost certainly going to run for FL-13. …As a Democrat. …I THINK?

Charlie Crist returns! …AGAIN. AND AGAIN. AND AGAIN. AND AGAIN.

Dear Lord, does this man not have any hobbies?

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is strongly considering a political comeback in 2016 now that a new state Supreme Court ruling nearly guarantees that a swing congressional seat will be redrawn to rope in his home along with a gaggle of Democrats, sources tell POLITICO.

Via @rumpfshaker.  Mind you, we’re all just assuming that Charlie Crist will run as a Democrat, and not as a Green, or a Reform, or a Libertarian… OK, if it’s going to be one of those three it will have to be as a Libertarian, precisely because the idea of Crist running as a libertarian boggles the mind.  The point is – well, I guess the point is: dear Lord, does this man not have any hobbies?  And I am being nice; the alternative possibility is that Charlie Crist has some sort of compulsive disorder* that requires him to be constantly running for office. Continue reading Charlie Crist returns! …AGAIN. AND AGAIN. AND AGAIN. AND AGAIN.

Are you ready for …AMBASSADOR Charlie Crist? (Cuba.)

Oh, God, the Senate confirmation hearings.  THE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS. Marco Rubio can keep asking Charlie questions in Spanish.

This would be like candy to Rick and me and the rest of our sort.  CANDY.  We’d go nuts.

Crist campaign forced to give back illegal campaign contributions.

And here I thought Charlie Crist was a fundraising machine: “Republicans filed a complaint against Team Crist for “repeated” finance violations. After the complaint was filed, Crist & Co. refunded thousands of dollars to donors who exceeded the legal limit of $3,000.”



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PS: Rick Scott for Governor.

PPSD: I know, I know: this deserves more attention. I am still not feeling well, sorry.

Greg Charlie Crist Orman.

First thing that popped into my head when I saw this tweet* about Greg Charlie Crist Orman:

…and this Washington Post article, listing the stuff that Greg Orman doesn’t want to get into.

Greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline? Orman said he doesn’t have enough information to say yes or no.

What about gun control? He said gun restrictions should be “strengthened” but would not specify whether he backs an assault-weapons ban.

And on the biggest question of all — Would he caucus with Democrats or Republicans? — Orman insists he’s not sure.

It’s not in the best interests for us to say that,” Orman said in an interview here last week.

Continue reading Greg Charlie Crist Orman.

Rick Scott still leading over Charlie Crist in Florida-GOV.

Title says it all, really.  And I am not ashamed to admit that this response from Javier Manjarres made me laugh:

 This is what happens when you have me, your lovable little fuzzball of a conservative reporter, booted from political events. Read more here and here.

Well, maybe not.

Javier should just claim it anyway.  Why not?

Via… I’m not sure. The person who I thought it was, doesn’t seem to have been the person who sent the link around. Weird.

So. It is time for the gutter war in Florida-GOV.

It sounds like Rick Wilson is not… exactly looking forward to the Florida gubernatorial election. More like he’s serenely aware that destroying Charlie Crist’s political career is doing the Lord’s work:

Tonight as the sun sets in Pensacola, Charlie Crist will be the Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida. Yes, there’s a kind of pro-forma primary going on between Charlie and the hapless State Senator Nan Rich, a grating South Florida liberal of the Bella Abzug stripe, but everyone knows it isn’t serious. Crist has been the de facto nominee for over a year, plodding along in his faux-shucks way.

In essence, it isn’t about Crist the candidate. It’s about the Democratic Party. It’s a window into the deep, desperate soul of a state party looking for a foothold back into power. They know Crist is lying to them, and they love it. They know he’s playing them for patsies, and they’re lined up around the block to kiss his manorexic backside.

You’ve never seen such abject fawning for a man they know is a pathological liar and weapons-grade weirdo.

Continue reading So. It is time for the gutter war in Florida-GOV.

2006 Charlie Crist viciously attacks 2014 Charlie Crist in new attack ad!

This was, of course, inevitable.

Democrats across Florida heard a mysterious recorded call over the weekend that seemed aimed at attacking likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist.

The voice in the recording? Charlie Crist.

“Hi, this is Charlie Crist calling to set the record straight. I’m pro-life. I oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants, I support traditional marriage, and I have never supported a new tax or big spending program. It’s sad that in his fourth try for governor my opponent has resorted to distortions and untruths. … Floridians need a consistent, conservative governor that they can trust. I would appreciate your vote on Election Day.”

Continue reading 2006 Charlie Crist viciously attacks 2014 Charlie Crist in new attack ad!

New anti-Crist ad: ‘Not a Penny.’

(Via @tsgop) This is a nice hit: I was previously unaware that Charlie Crist, the Democratic (this week, at least) candidate for Florida-GOV, has never paid property taxes.

Mind you, I did already know that Charlie Crist was capable of lying about Rick Scott raising property taxes (even the liberal Politifact couldn’t get higher than ‘Mostly False‘ about that one).  I just hadn’t realized that Crist had never actually owned property in Florida on his own hook.  The only thing that I find more amazing than the fact that Crist seems to think that he can completely reinvent himself from being an opportunistic and somewhat shaky Republican into a fairly doctrinaire and uninspiring Democrat is that the Florida Democratic party is so intellectually and morally parched that they have no other choice but to let him.

I really do think that Rick Scott’s going to pull this one out of the dive.  Can’t say that about every race, maybe, but I like our chances with this one.

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