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American politician with no party affliation and Governor of Florida


Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist, Jr. is an American politician. He is the the 44th and current Governor of Florida. Crist is a former member of the Republican Party and previously served as Florida State Senator, Education Commissioner, and Attorney General. He was elected Governor of Florida in 2006 and took office the following year.

Charlie Crist Info

Date of BirthJuly 24, 1956
Place of BirthAltoona, Pennsylvania
Spouse (s)Amanda Morrow (1979-1980) (divorced), Carole Rome (2008-present)
ResidenceSt. Petersburg, Florida
Political PartyRepublican (1974-2010), No Party Affiliation Candidate (2010-present)
Alma materFlorida State University, Cumberland School of Law
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 They become the party of 'no' again and don't take the kind of approach I've tried to take in Tallahassee and would take in Washington, which is if you can get half a loaf, it's better than nothing. I want all the tax cuts to go forward. That is my position. But the notion that I wouldn't accept anything but, that is naive and it's not right. My Republican opponent will never say that. 
— Charlie Crist supports President Obama not to extend tax cuts for wealthy Americans / September 16, 2010
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 [Lieberman] told me that [going independent] is the most liberating thing. He was right. I’m much happier now, to be perfectly candid. 
— Charlie Crist is much happier now / May 02, 2010
 I’ll be a happy warrior 
— Charlie Crist plans to run a positive campaign against Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek / May 02, 2010
 The people are fed up, for the most part, with both parties. They’re fed up with leaders who only subscribe to what the parties want. There are factions in both parties out there. If you want a candidate who is tied to a party faction, then you can vote for Speaker Rubio or Congressman Meek. In Florida, I believe the people want someone to think of Florida and the country first. I get that. I’m going to speak to them from the heart and give them a choice. It’s not that complicated. 
— Charlie Crist / May 02, 2010
 Absolutely. Listen, I still believe in less taxing, less spending, and more freedom. That’s where Florida is. If you’re a commonsense, fiscal conservative then I’m your candidate. 
— Charlie Crist when asked if he still reaches out to Conservatives / May 02, 2010

 What Arizona did is wrong. I’m the grandson of a Greek immigrant. The notion that you pull over ‘suspect’ people and demand their papers is not American. That’s strange. That’s not what America is supposed to be about. What we need to do is secure the border, agree to not have amnesty, and create a pathway to citizenship that is earned. President Bush, to his credit, fought for that, as did former senator Mel Martinez. 
— Charlie Crist on the Arizona's new Immigration Law / May 02, 2010
 Dear God. Please protect our Florida from storms and other difficulties. Charlie. 
— Charlie Crist in a prayer note he placed in the Western Wall in Jerusalem / August 24, 2009
 Our country is facing the most profound public policy questions in our lifetime - questions relating to the economy, taxes, health care, the environment and national security 
— Charlie Crist in a statement announcing that he will run for Senate / May 12, 2009
 Here in Florida, we've shown that when we put people first and work together, much can be accomplished, and I intend to bring that same approach to Washington. That is why, after thoughtful consideration with my wife Carole, I have decided to run for the U.S. Senate. 
— Charlie Crist announcing that he will run for Senate / May 12, 2009
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