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As Independent, Charlie Crist shows Democratic look

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It’s a pretty good checklist for a Democratic candidate trying to shore up his base as he heads to the fall elections:

Standing up for gay members of the military services.

Opposing more restrictions on abortions.

Calling for a ban on oil drilling off Florida’s shores.

Rejecting a bill that would have eliminated tenure for school teachers.

Appealing to AFL-CIO members for their union’s endorsement.

Yet, these are the recent moves of Gov. Charlie Crist, a former Republican who is now running as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate. Continue reading here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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