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Foreshadowing run for governor, Charlie Crist re-launches website, bashes Rick Scott


CharlieSaint Petersblog, closely associated with fellow St. Peter and former Gov. Charlie Crist, announced the Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat re-launched his longstanding campaign website, charliecrist.com, just in time for the 2013 Florida Democratic Party State Conference.

Crist is expected to announce after the conference, but he'll be in attendance.

Crist also released a web video that uses Gov. Rick Scott's motto, "It's working," against the governor. "It's not working," Crist says.

UPDATE: The Republican Party of Florida quickly issued a web ad and this written response: Did you notice what’s missing from Charlie’s new web video that was just released this morning? He forgot to mention the #1 issue most important to Florida voters: jobs and the economy. It’s so blatantly obvious why he doesn’t want to talk about jobs, and that’s because he knows it IS working under Rick Scott – but under his watch as Governor, he was a complete and utter failure.  Look for this to be a running theme from Charlie – talking about anything other than his failed economic record.

 This web video clearly shows Charlie is only about Charlie.

The Saint Petersblog-transcribed script of Crist's ad:

When you allowed me to serve as your Governor – I worked to be the People’s Governor every day.

You, the people, were in charge. I’m an optimist, but let’s face it….

The past few years have been tough…

Government on the fringes, donors and politics above you, the people.

You’ve seen attacks:

·      Against full time working people and their health care.

·      Against women and their doctors.

·      Against teachers, public schools, and college affordability.

·      And even against the simple act of casting your vote.

It’s not working.

Only you, the people, can end this nonsense and get us back to common sense.

That’s the way forward.

Tell me how I can help.

Share your comments with me here. I’ll read every last one.

I work for you, always have, always will.

Note: Post has been updated.

Here's RPOF's quick-response web ad:


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The RPOF is sending out information that it is actually an adult website. It has increased traffic to the RPOFs demise.

Balbina Garrett (Bobbie)

I hope you run, you have my vote!

Sue Check

So, if Charlie loses in the primary, will he become an independent ------ again?

Ed Jenkins

The people of Florida are tired of this most reviled and unpopular former governor and the last thing they ever wanted is to hear from him again. They rejected him both his last time as a Republican and then as an independent yet he cannot get the message and go away. It would be best for everyone if he just left the state and never came back.


Rick Scott had a chance to help Floridians. Instead he chose to go right wing extreme. Based on polls and the fact Floridians are dropping out of the work force because jobs pay nothing is clear he failed. Add to that the voting fiasco he directed, over a million unemployed uninsured, drug testing welfare recipients which was a waste of money, scandals with his staff, unemployment benefits reduced when folks have no jobs, teachers let go, then hired back...the incompetence is astounding. Sorry Rick your out, and take Pam Bondi with you.

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