Democratic elites to show Charlie Crist love at Sept. 29 fundraiser in Miami

in Uncategorized by

In yet another sign of the outpouring of love the Florida Democratic Party has for former Republican Charlie Crist, party chair Allison Tant will host a champagne brunch headlining the once (and possibly future) gubernatorial candidate next week.

Crist will be the “special guest” at the September 29 event, reports Anthony Mann in the Sun Sentinel.   The brunch is at the Miami home of Joe Falk, who with partner Mark Scott was major fundraisers for the Obama campaign in 2012.

With the recent announcement by former Florida CFO Alex Sink that she would not seek the governor’s office in 2014, the pressure is on for Crist to announce his intentions for next year. 

Mann writes, “It’s not exactly a secret” that many in the Democratic Party establishment are pining to for Crist “to ride in and save the party by seeking to regain his old office in his new party.”


Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.