Charlie Crist throws a kiss to the crowd after finishing his last state of the state speech on Tuesday, March 2, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, the independent candidate for Senate, says he loves Democrats and Republicans. But they aren't loving him back. Who Crist is looms as a major question the former Republican hasn't answered to the satisfaction of the voters of each party he needs to draw to win. Once so wildly popular he earned praise from Democrats and was considered a GOP vice presidential prospect, Crist sometimes leaves the answer vague.
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Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Florida showcase the situation and give case studies in two very different ways to deal with tough primary -- If you can't join them, leave them. Arizona's contest is notable for the dramatic transformation of Sen. John McCain , who in years past worked across the aisle on issues like climate change legislation and comprehensive immigration reform, but after his bruising loss in the Presidential election, has taken a harder line and sided more frequently with rank and file Republicans. Meanwhile in Florida, Republican Governor Charlie Crist wants to be a Senator, but it became clear he was too moderate for Republicans in the state after he embraced president Obama's economic stimulus plan in early A challenge from the right seemed sure to upend Crist's ambitions. So he left the Republican party altogether.
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If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools, including elementary grades, include the same portrayals of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual instruction? Will there be the same presentation of homosexual activity? Of course there will.
Charles Joseph Crist Jr. Representative from Florida's 13th congressional district since He served as the 44th governor of Florida from to Crist began his political career as a Republican , serving in the Florida Senate from to , running unsuccessfully against incumbent Bob Graham for the U.