Charlie Crist

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    October 25, 2011

    Former First Lady Carole Crist Apparently Cut Off Communication With Her Kids

    ​Even though her husband has been out of office for nearly a year, former first lady of Florida Carole Crist still makes the gossip pages. First there was the news that she was registered as a Democrat and was openly asking top Democrats if her hubby Charlie Crist had any chance of reclaiming ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Carole Crist Privately Asked if Charlie Should Run for Governor As a Democrat

    ​Florida's own Lady Macbeth, Carole Crist, apparently isn't a big fan of being just a simple trial lawyer's wife. She married a superstar politician after all, so maybe it's no surprise she's privately asking about the possibility of hubby Charlie Crist making a return to politics -- this time, ho ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Charlie Crist Would Crush Rick Scott If He Ran As a Democrat in 2014

    ​We don't believe a guy as politically ambitious as Charlie Crist would be happy for long at an ambulance-chasing law firm. Though, now that he's left the Republican party there are few clear paths for him to get back into any office. Unless, of course, he becomes a full-fledged Democrat. A new Pu ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Former Florida First Lady Carole Rome Sells Her $3 Million Fisher Island Apartment

    ​Charlie Crist is still married to an actual lady, and even though he failed to make Carole Rome a D.C. power wife she just sold her apartment on fancy Fisher Island so she can live with Crist in St. Petersburg full time. Rome sold the apartment for $3 million according to The Sun-Sentinel, though ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Watch Charlie Crist Being Forced to Talk About How Awesome David Byrne Is

    ​Yesterday, it seemed both sides had come to a pretty amiable resolution in the lawsuit between former Gov. Charlie Crist and the Talking Heads' David Byrne. The exact settlement details weren't released, but apparently they involve Crist issuing a video statement supporting artists' intellectual ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    David Byrne Settles Lawsuit with Charlie Crist

    ​During his failed senate bid Charlie Crist ironically used the Talking Heads' song "Road to Nowhere" in an online ad attacking Marco Rubio. Problem was Crist didn't get permission from Heads frontman and songwriter David Byrne to use the song, and Byrne promptly sued Crist for $1 million. Wel ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Former First Lady Carole Crist is Selling Her Fisher Island Condo

    ​Former First Lady of Florida Carole Crist may not be the newest member of the Senate Spouse's club, but she's sticking by her man. In fact, despite plans by the couple to split their time between Miami and Tampa Bay, she's put her fancy Fisher Island condo on the market so she can live with Charl ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    What Does Charlie Crist Do Now?

    Former-Governor Charlie Crist ​This morning was the first morning in four years when Floridians woke up to someone other than Charlie Crist as our governor. Florida's favorite flip-flopper passed up what would likely be an easy re-election for his doomed independent senate bid, and now he's out of ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Charlie Crist Will Pardon Jim Morrison

    After the failed debacle of his Independent senate run Charlie Crist's legacy is in grave danger, so it's no surprise he's decided to become the "guy who finally pardoned Jim Morrison." After indicating he was open to pardoning The Doors frontman of indecency charges stemming from an infamous 1969 M ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Bob Dole Says Charlie Crist Would Have Voted with Republicans After All

    ​Probably the greatest let down of not electing Charlie Crist to the Senate is not getting to watch him navigate through DC as an independent. He aggressively courted Democrats in the final weeks of the campaign, at one point seemingly open to the idea of Kendrick Meek dropping out and become the ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Charlie Crist May Finally Pardon Jim Morrison

    ​Back in 1969, The Doors came to the Dinner Key theater in Miami and gave one of the more infamous concerts in Rock'n'Roll history. Lead singer Jim Morrison ended up getting arrested for allegedly whipping out his peen, shouting obscenities, performing a simulated beej on a bandmate, and bein ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    2010 Election Results Live Blog

    ​Will Florida gets its first female Governor? Will the country's first female Speaker of the House be forced to turn in her gavel? Will Kendrick Meek somehow shock the world by winning? Did anyone bother to get to know enough about the CFO race to bother voting? Join us tonight as we live blog the ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Rubio Crist Meek = Worst Ménage à Trois in History of Florida Politics

    ​Perhaps it's just Riptide's over-familiarity with the adult film industry, but the race for senate is quickly becoming as tired and flaccid as the twelfth take of a Palm Beach porno flick.Take last night's debate between Governor Charlie Crist, Tea Party boy wonder Marco Rubio, and Kendrick "yes- ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Crist: A Vote for Meek Is a Vote for Rubio

    Reports that Democrat Kendrick Meek would drop out of the Senate race to give independent Charlie Crist a clear shot at Republican Marco Rubio seem to be unfounded, and this morning Crist didn't sound like a man who was making backroom deals with Democrats. That's not to say he's still not aggressiv ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Meet The Senate Candidates Who Want to Legalize Porcupine Sex and Send Inmates to Iraq

    ​Bobbie Bean, the would-be U.S. senator from Florida, glares at the camera and hefts a huge wooden mallet. "You vote for me," he says, "and I got a way to, uh, loosen up the Congress." Sound like your kind of politician? You're in luck, because Bean is not only listed on the absentee ballots that ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Report: Kendrick Meek May Drop Out of Senate Race

    Democrat Kendrick Meek may drop out of the senate race giving a independent Charlie Crist an big boost in his chances of defeating conservative Republican Marco Rubio, according to an explosive new report from The Wall Street Journal. Whoa, but is the candidate who just yesterday refused to share an ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    CEO of Penthouse Magazine Holding Fundraiser for Charlie Crist

    ​There's already the rather loose connection of Governor candidate Rick Scott to Playboy Mexico, and now it seems there's a more direct connection between current Governor and Senate candidate Charlie Crist to the raunchier Penthouse magazine. According to Politico, the CEO of the adult brand will ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    What in Hell Is Charlie Crist Trying to Say About Gay Marriage?

    ​We're of two theories about Charlie Crist's latest string of "clarifications" (or flip-flops) on some positions: (1) The guy doesn't know what he actually believes and is being as vague as possible to attract as many voters as possible. (2) He has always personally held these positions, altered t ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Marco Rubio Takes 10 Point Lead in First Post-Primary Poll

    It seemed for a while that Charlie Crist's gamble by going Independent might have paid off as he lead many recent polls. However, Rasmussen Reports has released the first poll taking after Tuesday's primaries and it shows the now official Republican nominee Marco Rubio with a 10 percent lead, and on ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    If Republicans Lose Both Governor and Senate Races, Is the Tea Party to Blame?

    via OnePennySheet​Back in early 2009 it seemed that Charlie Crist was a guarantee to win the Senate race as a Republican, and Bill McCollum had the edge in the Governors race. Now the latest Quinnipiac poll shows that GOP candidates are trailing in both the Senate and Governors race. What happened ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp Will Endorse Marco Rubio, Hasn't Spoken to Charlie Crist in Months

    Kottkamp (right) and Crist (left) in happier times with some old guy, we think Sarah Palin's grandpa.​Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp will betray the man who helped raise the former Ft. Myers-area state rep from political obscurity to, um, political semi-obscurity by announcing he's endorsing Marco Rubio f ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Charlie Crist Holds 11-Point Lead in Senate Race

    A young Charlie Crist being awarded his guarantee as Florida's next senator way back in Nineteen Seventy-Something. It has been fated.​When Charlie Crist announced his candidacy for Senate, everyone kind of threw up their hands and thought, Well, guess ol' Charlie is gonna be our next senator. But ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    If Jeff Greene Wins Primary, Democrat Establishment Might Tacitly Embrace Charlie Crist

    The impetus for the latest Politico article about the Florida senate race must have gone something like this: "Hey, you know that Jeff Greene guy who's spending $40 million to buy the Democratic Senate nomination -- he's kind of creepy with a bit of a shady background, right? And Charlie Crist ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Charlie Crist Caught Looking at Real Female's Ass

    ​When we first saw it, we so desperately wanted to show you this picture of our governor, Charlie Crist, looking at the be-thonged buttocks of a lady on Miami Beach yesterday, but, you know, copyrights and all of that. But here now is a fair-use thumbnail of the cover of tbt* (*Tampa Bay Time ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp No Longer Has Mustache or Sense of What He's Supposed to Be Doing as Lieutenant Governor

    Where has Kottkamp's Mustache gone?​Besides the monumentally important task of sitting around and waiting for the Governor to die, the Lt. Governor of Florida has very few duties actually spelled out by law. Usually the Lt. Gov and Gov work closely, but ever since Charlie Crist announced ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Charlie Crist Now Supports Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    ​Gov. Charlie Crist, who it should be noted is no stranger to people snooping around trying to figure out his sexuality, says he would now be "inclined" to support repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. It's just the latest shift that separates Crist from his former par ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Charlie Crist Sued By Talking Heads' David Byrne

    ​Gov. Charlie Crist is being sued by the Talking Heads' David Byrne for copyright infringement, and no it's not for rocking the same style of gentlemanly premature white hair. Crist's campaign used the Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere" in an attack ad against Marco Rubio without bothering to ge ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Polls: Rubio Regains Lead, Apparently Any Republican Can Beat Alex Sink

    Do you even recognize these candidates? ​Hey, Democratic Party of Florida, you do realize that you're supposed to win elections don't you? You're aware that President Obama won this state in 2008, and that you have a pretty hefty voter registration advantage over Republicans? You know that your ma ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Charlie Crist Hints at Vetoing Controversial Abortion Bill

    via The Glow Box​When news broke that Charlie Crist would run for Senate as an independent, it was speculated that he'd spend the rest of his term as governor issuing a few controversial vetoes that would separate him from the Republican party. He already did so with the education bill, and is now ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Crist Ad Surfaces on White Pride Site

    ​"We created this civilization -- by 'we,' I mean the whites." So says Gordon Baum, the CEO of the Council of Conservative Citizens -- the CCC, for short. "Our local chapters would probably support a referendum to ban inter-racial marriage, I would speculate," he says in a New Times interview. ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    RPOF Sells Charlie Crist Oil Painting for $7,700

    via eBay​When Charlie Crist announced he'd be leaving the Republican Party of Florida, the RPOF realized it had no more use for its fancy, slightly awkward-looking oil painting of the governor that used to hang in party headquarters. So, like a crazy ex who desperately wants the world to know they ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Are Democrats Trying to Woo Charlie Crist?

    Hello, Hello, Baby, you called? I can't hear a thing​After Charlie Crist announced he'd seek Florida's open senate seat as an independent earlier this week his former party immediately begin trashing him. Oddly, the most powerful democrat in the Senate called to offer his congratulations. The ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    New Poll: Charlie Crist Leads Senate Race By Four Points

    Will Crist come out on top in this Senate threeway, or is it just a temporary bump?​Party? Charlie Crist don't need no stinking party. The first major poll conducted since the Governor announced he'd seek election to the Senate with no party affiliation is out, and Crist leads republican Marco Rub ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Pictures of Charlie Crist Allegedly Snorting Cocaine Hit eBay

    ​The Republican Party of Florida is acting like a woman scorned after Charlie Crist veered a little too far "to the left" for Tea Party activists' tastes. So they sent him packing with everything he owns in that box to the left. But everything they bought -- please, Charlie -- don't touch. That's ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Betrayal: Sen. George LeMieux Says He'll Support Rubio over Crist

    ​Talk about betrayal! Sen. George LeMieux says the he'll support the Republican nominee over his old friend Charlie Crist: "I will support our Republican nominee and will continue to do everything I can both in Florida and across the country to increase the number of Republicans in the United ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Abortion Bill Requiring Ultrasounds Passes Florida House

    a first trimester ultrasound image​After Democrats shut down the body yesterday and hours of heated debate (during which young children were advised to leave the chamber) the Florida House has approved controversial language in a health care bill concerning abortion. During the debate, one member ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    What Charlie Crist Can Learn From Jesse Ventura and Other Successful Independents

    ​Charlie Crist is set to announce his intention to run as an independent for Florida's open Senate seat today. Independent politicians are incredibly rare in America's two-party system. An independent win is even rarer, though not unprecedented. So Crist's venture isn't completely uncharted. Here ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Crist Runs as an Independent: The Live Blog

    ​Any moment now Florida Governor Charlie Crist is expected to announce that he's running as an independent for Senate. A crowd full of reporters and supporters have gathered at Straub Park in St. Pete, Fl to hear his announcement. We're watching CNN where Wolf Blitzer says they'll be covering it l ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Crist to Declare an Independent Run for Senate at 5 p.m. Tomorrow, Fox Says

    Update: Fox News reports Charlie Crist will announce he's running for Senate as an independent. ​Crist will make the announcement at 5 p.m. tomorrow in St. Petersburg's Straub Park. He'll drop out of the Republican primary and jump into the race as an independent. Chris Cillizza at the W ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Would Charlie Crist Caucus With Democrats if Elected as Independent?

    ​Governor Charlie Crist is now publicly acknowledging that he's considering pulling out of the Republican primary for the senate seat and running as an independent. But in classic Crist style he's remaining vague on the details, and won't even promise that if elected he'd caucus with the Republica ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Charlie Crist May Come to Fisher Island to Kick Off Independent Bid

    ​Charlie Crist is rumored to make a big announcement concerning his campaign for Senate this Thursday, and while no one has 100 percent confirmed it, it's anticipated that he'll declare his intentions to run as an independent. That announcement will likely be made in his home town of St. Pete ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Dick Cheney's Apocalyptic Endorsement of Marco Rubio

    ​To hear former Vice President Dick Cheney tell it, if Florida voters don't elect Marco Rubio as our next senator, we'll soon live in a socialistic hellhole where terrorist attacks are scheduled every hour on the hour. Yes, the scariest vice president in history officially endorsed Rubio ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Charlie Crist Chatter: He's Either Running Indie or Dropping Out

    ​Will Charlie Crist buck the two-party system and run as an independent in the face of declining poll numbers against Marco Rubio? Everyone seems to think so. Speculation is so rampant that President Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, was questioned about it this morning. (He sa ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    New Poll: Crist Would Win in Three-Way Race

    ​Republican voters may be wild over Marco Rubio, but a new Quinnipiac poll shows that no matter what the situation Charlie Crist would be a more viable general election candidate. In fact, if he decided to run as an independent he leads in the polls. Which doesn't do anything to hush those rumors ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Gov. Charlie Crist Vetoes SB6

    ​Gov. Charlie Crist has vetoed the Jeb Bush-backed, controversial SB6. The education bill would have eliminated tenure for newly hired teachers, and would have tied a portion of teachers' salaries to test score results."I say we must start over. This bill has negatively affected the morale of our ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Charlie Crist's Run as an Independent Could Begin By Vetoing SB6

    ​The deadline to officially register to run for Senate is coming up, and speculation that Gov. Charlie Crist could shift out of the difficult Republican primary against Marco Rubio and run as an independent has reached a fever pitch. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that Crist is being advis ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Giuliani Endorses Rubio To Spite Backstabber Crist, Campaigns in Coral Gables Today

    Marco Rubio announced Friday that Rudy Giuliani endorsed his campaign for Senate. The two will be campaigning today in Coral Gables.​The political press has interpreted this as a snub of the governor, since Charlie Crist endorsed John McCain for president in 2008. Not one, not two, but a million ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Gov. Crist's Security on Alert After Anti-Gov't Group Sends Threatening Letters

    Gov. Charlie Crist's security team is on alert this afternoon after an anti-government group called "Guardians of the free Republics" (sic) sent threatening letters. They aren't just nut-job anti-government extremists -- they're also terrible at capitalizing properly in their propaga ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Crist Campaign Used Party Credit Cards, Too

    ​Charlie Crist has been hemming and hawing about Marco Rubio's "questionable" spending on the Republican Party of Florida's American Express cards, saying stupid things about back waxes and "true conservatives." So naturally, campaign finance reports show that Crist's campaign also charged money o ... More >>

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