Ex-Republican Charlie Crist downplayed, without denying outright, the whispers around Florida that he might become a Democrat, the Post on Politics blog of the Palm Beach Pos
t reports. Rumors are spreading that former GOP Gov. Crist, who lost badly as an independent Senate candidate, might keep moving left in his party affiliation.
“I’ve heard a lot of that speculation,” Crist said this week. “But I’m paying all my attention to [wife] Carole and the rest of my family. And working hard for the people at [Orlando-based trial lawyer firm] Morgan & Morgan. I’m enjoying being an independent, it’s a great place to be.”
Crist also said he doubted he would run against U.S. Rep. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in Congress, who represents the district where Crist lives. Democrats are attacking Young, 80, in radio ads for his vote to reduce Medicare spending.
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