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Charlie Crist Announces Campaign For Governor

Charlie Crist Announces Campaign For Governor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.(970 WFLA) -- Charlie Crist made his campaign official in downtown St. Petersburg Monday. It's his first entrance into politics since switching from the republican to the democratic party.

The former Florida governor and ex-republican announced his new gubernatorial bid at Albert Whitted Park.

One of his slogans is "common sense versus nonsense" and said he'll restore education spending cuts and even focus on high speed rail.

If elected governor again, Crist said he would help small businesses and the middle class.

He also said he’s ready to go head-to-head against republican Governor Rick Scott.

Crist said he's proud to be a democrat and doesn't believe his party affiliation should be an issue.

Photos taken by Sharon Parker/WFLA.




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