Crist Makes It Official
In a short speech to supporters, Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) just announced his run for the U.S. Senate as an independent candidate.
Crist, once the overwhelming favorite to win the GOP nomination, has fallen far behind Marco Rubio in recent polls. While his path to the Senate may be easier as an independent, he acknowledged the difficulties ahead.
“I know this is uncharted territory,” he said. “I’m aware that after this speech ends, I don’t have either party helping me.”
He provided little in the way of explanation of his decision, instead referring repeatedly to “the people” of Florida and his desire to put them first.