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Charlie Crist to travel to Israel as part of congressional delegation

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Rep. Charlie Crist is headed to Israel. Crist is part of a congressional delegation traveling to Israel from Aug. 1 through Aug. 9, his office said Friday. Crist and other members of the House are expected to get a firsthand look at the regional challenges and learn more about the nation’s strategic relationship with Israel during the trip.

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In new advertisement, Charlie Crist says Congress should be listening to the people

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Charlie Crist is out with a new digital advertisement, just as Rep. David Jolly prepares to announce whether he will run for re-election instead of the Senate. “The cost of living is more expensive than ever. Social Security and Medicare are under attack. And our students, veterans and environment aren’t priorities anymore,” says Crist in the 30-second spot posted to his Facebook page. “Instead of fixing it, Washington politicians keep talking louder and louder.” He continues: “Congress should be listening…

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Charlie Crist’s record-setting haul: $500K since Oct. 20

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UPDATE — 10:07 p.m.: Charlie Crist told donors during a Monday morning conference call that he has raised “more than half a million dollars” since entering the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District on October 20. The Crist camp says the $500K haul is a record for Florida Democrat in a non-incumbent, non-special election. Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor turned congressional candidate, has a series of calls with campaign contributors and supporters scheduled for Monday morning. On the calls,…

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Kathy Castor endorsing Charlie Crist for Pinellas congressional seat

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has endorsed former Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. If, as expected, the Florida Supreme Court signs off on the redraw of the state’s congressional districts, the seat Crist hopes to win will encompass the South Pinellas neighborhoods now represented by Castor. The Supreme Court ruled that Castor’s district could no longer “jump the bay” from Hillsborough to Pinellas, driving changes to the district now represented by Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly, who is leaving the…

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If Charlie Crist runs and loses, it’ll be the first Florida political hat trick in 95 years

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Charlie Crist, the embodiment of “if at first you don’t succeed …,” could ride that adage into the record books. The former, and possible future, candidate – if he should seek Florida’s redrawn 13th Congressional District – could be the first Floridian in 95 years to achieve a political “hat-trick,” losing gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and U.S. House races. According to number crunchers at the University of Minnesota’s Smart Politics blog, Republican John Cheney was the last major party Sunshine State nominee…

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