Former Republican Charlie Crist to support Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in Florida
The former Florida governor is
planning to back Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson this year, the Associated Press
"Crist said Wednesday that he will attend
an upcoming fundraiser for the Democratic incumbent that will be held at the
home of trial lawyer John Morgan," reports Brendan Farrington, who added that
Bill Clinton is also scheduled to attend. Crist is currently employed by
Morgan's law firm, Morgan & Morgan.
Crist was elected governor as a Republican
in 2006 and chose to run for U.S. Senate instead of for re-election in 2010.
After polls showed him significantly trailing Marco Rubio in the Republican
primary, Crist in May of 2010 changed his affiliation to "non party affiliated"
and focused on the general election. Crist lost to Rubio in November and has
since remained out of politics.
Rep. Connie Mack
is widely regarded as the Republican front-runner in the race to take on Nelson
following decisions by former
U.S. Sen. George LeMieux and other candidates to drop out of the Republican
contest. Former Rep. Dave Weldon has continued campaigning against
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