Former Florida Governor Charlie Christ has made it official, he is now on the Democratic team. He was the Republican Governor between 2008 and 2011. According to the Tampa Bay Times he will be running for Florida Governor again against current Republican governor Rick Scott.
According to the Tampa Bay Times:
It was just a matter of time. Charlie Crist is becoming a Democrat.
Crist — Florida’s former Republican governor who relished the tough-on-crime nickname "Chain Gang Charlie" and used to describe himself variously as a "Ronald Reagan Republican" and a "Jeb Bush Republican" — on Friday evening signed papers changing his party from independent to Democrat.
He did so during a Christmas reception at the White House, where President Barack Obama greeted the news with a fist bump for the man who had a higher profile campaigning for Obama’s re-election this year than any Florida Democrat.
As reported below is the tweet he sent out.
— Charlie Crist (@charliecristfl) December 8, 2012