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Charlie Crist

Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist, Jr. is an American politician who is the forty-fourth and current Governor of Florida.

Prior to his election as governor, Crist previously served as Florida State Senator, Education Commissioner, and Attorney General. He was elected governor in 2006 with 52.4 percent of the vote (against opponent Jim Davis), and took office the following year.

As Florida Attorney General, an office he held from 2002 until his election as governor, Crist was noted for his stance in the Terri Schiavo case, where he broke with the stance of governor Jeb Bush; however, Crist has received criticism from both sides on this issue, as he did not publicly state his position, opposing intervention to keep Schiavo alive until over one year after Terri Schiavo's death.

Headlines Around the Web

Poll: Scott no pushover in Florida

Feb 27, 2013 - Politico

Rubio bio reveals he almost quit race

Jun 15, 2012 - Politico

Ex-Gov. Crist: I might vote for Obama

Feb 01, 2012 - Politico

Crist: St. Joe executive pay should change

Feb 15, 2011 - MarketWatch

Articles About Charlie Crist

Former President Bill Clinton laughs with Carol Crist, wife of former Florida Governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, at the final stop of a state-wide bus campaign tour in Orlando, Florida, November 3, 2014. Florida Republican Gove
Bill Clinton At It Again, Caught By Camera In Jerusalem Peeking At Woman’s Breast

By IBTimes AU

Former US President Bill Clinton apparently has not learned his lesson from his affair with then White House intern Monica Lewinsky which almost had him impeached, while then First Lady Hillary Clinton almost divorced him. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: HILLARY CLINTON, TWITTER, WHITE HOUSE, ELECTIONS, FLORIDA, NEW YORK

Florida Republicans Tried To Suppress Black Vote, Former Party Chairman Charges

By IBTimes

Florida Republicans conspired to dampen voter turnout among African-Americans, according to a former top party official currently battling criminal fraud charges. (Jul 28, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: GEORGE W. BUSH, ELECTIONS, FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, LAWSUIT

The Five Senate Races To Watch

By IBTimes

With Democrats defending nearly twice as many Senate seats as Republicans in 2012, the GOP has an excellent chance of taking the upper chamber and holding majorities in both houses of Congress. (May 15, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA, NEW YORK, AIDS, LAW SCHOOL, CONGRESS

Newt Gingrich Sued for Using 'Eye of the Tiger' at Rallies

By IBTimes

Newt Gingrich is the latest Republican politician to be asked by a musician to stop using their songs at campaign events. (Feb 01, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, FLORIDA, LAWSUIT, GRAMMY AWARD

Rick Scott’s Misleading 'Job Creation' Promise

By IBTimes

Florida Gov. Rick Scott claims Florida is "heading in the right direction" even though a majority of the jobs created during his administration have been in low-paying industries. (Nov 11, 2011)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT, MANUFACTURING, FLORIDA, MANAGEMENT

Tom Petty takes on Bachmann over "American Girl"

By Reuters

It's not even 2012 yet but election season is in full bloom. (Jun 29, 2011)

MORE TOPICS: GEORGE W. BUSH, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, LAWSUIT

Florida set to replace teacher tenure with merit pay

By Reuters

Florida lawmakers gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill aimed at replacing teacher tenure with a merit-based system, in the latest clash between a U.S. state government and public employee unions. (Mar 18, 2011)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA

St Joe CEO resigns, win for Fairholme's Berkowitz

By Reuters

Mutual fund manager Bruce Berkowitz got a big victory in his quest to shake up money-losing Florida landowner St Joe Co <JOE.N>, winning the resignation of its chief executive and gaining a majority on its board of directors. (Mar 01, 2011)

MORE TOPICS: MORGAN STANLEY, CARNIVAL, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, DUPONT, MANAGEMENT

OPINION: DREAM Act is still alive

By IBTimes

He did not use the name, but in his State of the Union address last night President Obama made clear that he is keeping the DREAM Act alive. (Jan 27, 2011)

MORE TOPICS: IMMIGRATION REFORM, ELECTIONS, FLORIDA, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Tea Party wins Florida, Kentucky, loses Nevada

By IBTimes

Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidates are having a mixed night, with big wins in Florida for Marco Rubio and Kentucky with Rand Paul, but a loss in Nevada, where Sen. Harry Reid held on for the win. (Nov 03, 2010)

MORE TOPICS: ELECTIONS, FLORIDA, PENNSYLVANIA