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Charlie Crist would be only the fifth governor to be elected to Congress in past 50 years

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When Charlie Crist declares his candidacy for Florida’s 13th Congressional District Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg, he’ll be in the unusual position of having been a governor now running as a representative. But how unusual is it? According to a Smart Politics analysis, since 1900 more than two dozen former or sitting governors have won elections to the House of Representatives, although only four have done so in the past 50 years, with the last being South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford two years…

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