Not a chance, says the Crist campaign. “Of course Gov. Crist would support the Republican nominee for Senate, but he has every intention of being that Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate,” Crist communications director Andrea Saul wrote in an email to THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
Of course, politicians can change their minds. Arlen Specter pledged just a month before he became a Democrat: “To eliminate any doubt, I am a Republican and I am running for re-election in 2010 as a Republican on the Republican ticket.” But it’s quite unlikely that Crist will run as a Democrat. For the rest of this story, please visit John McCormack’s story in the Weekly Standard.
Jonathan Chait’s article: The Party’s over for Charlie Crist, in which he writes, “The question is whether the Democrats are smart enough to woo Crist, who’s their only plausible vehicle to win that Senate seat this year,” is worth a read.