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The Curious Case of Charlie Crist

By Brandon Finnigan, The Federalist - August 4, 2014

Incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is one of the most embattled heading into November. His approval ratings have been horrid, he barely got into office, and he has irritated his Republican base with pushes for Medicaid expansion and his administration’s meddling in the George Zimmerman trial. Smelling blood, Florida Democrats quickly gathered together and found what they thought would be a sure thing: a (then) popular former governor, former Republican (hey, great for getting crossover votes), former Independent (hey, great for getting Independent votes), fresh convert on abortion, crime, Obamacare, and taxation.

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