GOP Slams Crist's Bid for Fla. Governor as Democrat
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg and Alan McBride/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist is running for the job again but this time as a Democrat, and the Republican Party of Florida wasted no time trashing its former leader.
Chairman Lenny Curry released an attack video before Charlie Crist made the official announcement that he was running for governor.
"Charlie Ctrist is a political opportunist and we cannot trust him with the future of the state of Florida," he said.
Even former US Senator George Lemieux... who owes his entire political career and a lucrative lobbying gig to Crist... was piling on.
But he says it's nothing personal.
"I still am every grateful to the opportunities he gave me for public service," he said. "It's nothing personal. It's about guiding principles and philosophy."
The election is a year away and this race could become the nastiest and most expensive in state history.