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Charlie Crist to hold first St. Petersburg fundraiser of 2017 Saturday

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This weekend, Congressman Charlie Crist will be back on home turf for one of his first Florida fundraisers of 2017. The afternoon reception, scheduled Saturday from 5:30 – 7 p.m., will be at the home of Crist’s sister, Dr. Elizabeth Crist Hyden, at Casa Las Brisas, 515 Brightwaters Blvd, NE in St. Petersburg. Supporters of the freshman St. Petersburg Democrat include Palm Harbor Attorney Fran Haasch as honorary chair, with a tentative host committee including St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman,…

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Charlie Crist was 45 minutes late to the Speech of His Life because…he was boating?

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On Thursday, Charlie Crist needed to deliver the Speech of His Life when announced he was dropping out of the GOP primary to run with No Party Affiliation. The entire political world was watching.  TV trucks were backed up along Beach Drive.  CNN’s Candy Crowley was ready to go live to The Situation Room. Chris Matthews wanted to lead off Hardball with a shot from St. Pete. But when five o’clock struck, the Governor was nowhere to be found.  Michelle…

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Deveron Gibbons joins Charlie Crist in leaving Republican Party

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Former St. Petersburg, Florida, mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons spoke with a political science class at Eckerd College on Wednesday night and revealed that he was no longer a registered Republican. He was the guest speaker that the instructor invited to talk with the class about lobbying. At one point during the class, the floor was open to questions. One student commented on his own perception that Gibbons was a moderate among a very conservative Republican Party in Florida. The student then…

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