Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Announces Support for Gay Marriage

The Democrat made the announcement in a Facebook post

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    Former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist leaves the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Dec. 13, 2012, in St. Petersburg after he officially switched his party affiliation to the Democratic Party.

    Former Florida governor Charlie Crist has declared his support for gay marriage.

    Crist made the announcement Wednesday through a post on Facebook. He said he wanted to share the great news about Delaware becoming the 11th state to allow gay marriage. Crist then said he supported marriage equality and looked forward to the day it exists in Florida.

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    Crist became governor in 2006 as a Republican and ran unsuccessfully as an independent in the 2010 U.S. Senate race. He became a Democrat in December 2012 and there is widespread speculation he will challenge current Gov. Rick Scott in 2014.

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