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Monday, May 09, 2005

FL-Gov: Attorney General Charlie Crist to Announce

Posted by Bob Brigham

From the AP:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The state attorney general plans to file paperwork this week to seek the Republican nomination for Florida governor, sources close to the attorney general said Sunday.

Charlie Crist, 48, would become the first Republican to announce formally his intention to replace Gov. Jeb Bush, who is limited to two terms.

Three sources close to Crist confirmed the decision on condition of anonymity. They said Crist planned to make a public announcement by midweek. [...]

Crist, a former state senator, unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Democrat Bob Graham for the U.S. Senate in 1998. He followed Gallagher as education commissioner in 2000 before winning the attorney general's race in 2002 when Gallagher became chief financial officer.

2006 Florida Gubernatorial Race Cattle Call:


Congressman Jim Davis
Democratic Party Chairman Scott Maddox
State Senator Rod Smith


Attorney General Charlie Crist
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher
Lt. Governor Toni Jennings

Posted at 12:09 AM in Florida | Technorati