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Rick Scott snubs protesters, did not even slow SUV

Rick Scott snubs protesters, did not even slow SUV

March 21 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was at a fundraiser Friday when he ignored angry protesters and kept his motorcade going down the street.
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Florida TV station labels Republicans as 'Reprehensive Party'

MIAMI, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Miami television station airing a Republican attack video aimed at former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist identified the source as the "Reprehensive Party."

Fla. Supreme Court allows medical marijuana on ballot

MIAMI, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that a medical marijuana initiative should be on the ballot in November.

Lawsuit challenges Florida's ban on gay marriage

MIAMI, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Six couples have challenged Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, which was added to the state Constitution in a 2008 vote.
Crist kicks off Florida gubernatorial bid as Democrat

Crist kicks off Florida gubernatorial bid as Democrat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist held his first gubernatorial campaign event as a Democrat Monday where he was embraced by his new party colleagues.

Charlie Crist running for Florida governor as Democrat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Charlie Crist made it official Friday afternoon, submitting paperwork to make another run for governor of Florida, this time as a Democrat.
Former Florida Gov. Crist unwelcome at Rep. Young's funeral

Former Florida Gov. Crist unwelcome at Rep. Young's funeral

LARGO, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The widow of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., made it clear she will not welcome former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at her husband's upcoming memorial service.

Former chairman of Fla. GOP gets 18 months

ORLANDO, Fla., March 27 (UPI) -- Former Florida Republican Chairman Jim Greer was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for stealing $125,000 in party funds.

Former Fla. GOP chairman pleads guilty

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Former Florida Republican chairman Jim Greer pleaded guilty to four charges of grand theft in diverting party funds to a fundraising firm.

Fla. Gov. Scott appoints few black judges

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is on a pace to appoint fewer African-Americans to state judgeships than his two predecessors, angering black legislators.

Former Florida Gov. condemns election law

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist criticized current Gov. Rick Scott's signing of a election law that he said helped suppress the vote in the state.
Poll: Crist top Dem in '14 Fla. gov's race

Poll: Crist top Dem in '14 Fla. gov's race

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A poll indicates ex-Florida Gov. Charlie Christ, now a Democrat, leads the party in a potential 2014 run for governor. Republicans say he's a flip-flopper.
Former R Charlie Crist becomes a D

Former R Charlie Crist becomes a D

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Charlie Crist, elected governor of Florida as a Republican, became a Democrat during a White House Christmas reception Friday.
Mitt Romney concedes Florida to Obama

Mitt Romney concedes Florida to Obama

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign Thursday conceded Florida's 29 electoral votes to President Barack Obama.

Activists work to register felons to vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Civil right activists have stepped up efforts to allow more than 1.5 million voting-eligible felons in Florida and millions more nationwide access to elections.
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Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist Jr. (pronounced /ˈkrɪst/; born July 24, 1956) is an American politician who was the 44th Governor of Florida. Prior to his election as governor, Crist previously served as Florida State Senator, Education Commissioner, and Attorney General. He was elected governor in 2006 with 52.4 percent of the vote (against opponent Jim Davis), and took office the following year.

Crist's term as governor ended in January 2011. Crist announced on May 12, 2009 that he would run instead for the United States Senate seat being vacated by then-fellow Republican Mel Martinez. He later decided to run as an independent in the general election, but lost to Republican Marco Rubio in the general election.

Crist was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1956, to Charles Joseph Crist, Sr., an American physician of Greek Cypriot descent, and Nancy (née Lee), of Scots-Irish American descent. His family name is adapted from the original Greek name "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 of four children and has three sisters: Margaret Crist Wood, Elizabeth Crist Hyden, and Catherine Crist Kennedy. He attended Wake Forest University for two years, where he played quarterback for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team. Crist earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University where he was elected Vice President of the student body and became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Alabama.

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