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Charlie Crist unanimously inducted into New Democrat Coalition

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Newly elected Congressman Charlie Crist is one of the freshmen lawmakers making up the New Democrat Coalition for the 115th Congress. By a unanimous vote, the Coalition inducted 10 members-elect — four from Florida — to the progressive centrist group of legislators dedicated to advancing the New Dem vision of economic innovation, competition and national security. Crist recently defeated incumbent Republican David Jolly in the redrawn Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The former Republican governor joins Democrats Val Demings of CD 10,…

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Charlie Crist defeats David Jolly in CD 13 race

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Charlie Crist has defeated David Jolly in Florida’s 13th Congressional District by four percentage points, 52 percent to 48 percent. The Associated Press called the race with 239 precincts out of 241 reporting. His victory will be framed as his political comeback, following two rough losses statewide for U.S. Senate in 2010 and governor in 2014. Crist originally did not intend to run against Jolly in the CD 13 seat, but after the district’s lines were redrawn in 2015, Crist opted to get into…

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Ex-Gov. Charlie Crist aims for political comeback in House

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It’s a sunny fall day at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg, and Charlie Crist is in his element. “What’s your name?,” he purrs to a woman in a wheelchair, taking her hand. He beams a white smile that matches his snow-white hair, contrasting with his tan face. “May I get a picture?” he asks, bending down on one knee. The woman giggles. Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, is a former governor, former state attorney general and was on the short list…

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Poll: Charlie Crist holds five-point lead over David Jolly on eve of election

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Charlie Crist could be heading to Washington, D.C. A new poll from St. Pete Polls shows the former governor holds a five-point lead over Rep. David Jolly in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The survey — conducted for FloridaPolitics.com — shows nearly 51 percent of voters said they were backing Crist, compared to nearly 46 percent backing Jolly. About 4 percent of respondents said they were still unsure. The poll of 844 likely Florida voters was conducted on Nov. 6. It has…

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Convincing black folk to not vote for Charlie Crist now central to David Jolly’s re-election campaign

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With a week to go before Election Day, a shocking development has taken place in the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. According to several sources, there are black people in the district! Not only that, they may not all vote as a monolithic block. And, believe it or not, the Republican incumbent, David Jolly, is actually campaigning for the votes of black residents. “It’s stunning,” said one St. Petersburg-based political consultant who asked to remain anonymous because it’s easier to…

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October money race shows David Jolly keeping pace with Charlie Crist in CD 13

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Charlie Crist reported another $24,100 in contributions to his congressional campaign at the end of last week, while incumbent Republican Rep. David Jolly reported $22,600. Crist reported another 17 contributions since Thursday, including $1,000 from Democratic State Sen. Maria Sachs, $1,000 from Connecticut Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, and $2,700 from philanthropist and former diplomat Elaine Schuster. Jolly’s newly filed numbers showed eight new contributions, including $5,000 from Caspers Company CEO Blake Casper, $1,000 from Maryland Republican U.S. Rep. Andy…

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Charlie Crist talks public service in new CD 13 ad

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Charlie Crist has started to make his closing argument to the voters of Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The Crist campaign released its fourth ad of the 2016 election cycle. The 30-second spot, called “Helping People,” is meant to showcase how his dedication to public service was inspired by his father. “My dad was a family doctor in Pinellas County for 55 years. He used to even take me on house calls. Both my parents taught me to help others. That’s why…

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