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Charlie Crist to register with no party affiliation (day after I wrote about how he was still a registered Republican)

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Charlie Crist says he’ll stop by a county elections office to register with no party affiliation on a Wednesday trip to his hometown of St. Petersburg, a day after I wrote on my other blog, Battleground Tampa Bay, about how Crist was still a registered Republican.

Crist will visit the Supervisor of Elections office in St. Petersburg at 2:45 p.m.

Crist has already announced he’s leaving the Republican Party to make an independent run for U.S. Senate. He said Tuesday that being independent allows him to stay true to his beliefs.

The Republican Party of Florida has assailed Crist’s decision to remain in the Senate race. He’ll likely compete in a three-way contest with former GOP House Speaker and tea party favorite Marco Rubio and probable Democratic nominee U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami.

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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