Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Officially Becomes Democrat

Crist files political party change paperwork

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012  |  Updated 2:13 PM EDT
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Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist (R) is hugged by President Barack Obama as the Governor introduces him during a Town Hall Meeting at the Harborside Event Center February 10, 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Former GOP Governor Charlie Crist is officially a Democrat.
 
Joined by a gaggle of news media Thursday, Crist filed his political party change paperwork at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office in downtown St. Petersburg.
 
Afterwards Crist joked with elections workers and then held a short news conference outside.

Crist Speaks at DNC
 
Crist said he "feels comfortable" as a Democrat but remained mum on whether he would seek his old job and challenge current Governor Rick Scott.
 
Crist added that there were a few issues he would have handled differently - including his signing of a petition banning same-sex marriage.

Crist Endorses Obama

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