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Congressman Charlie Crist announces bid for Florida Governor

Charlie Crist
Governor Charlie Crist attends the 10th Anniversary Ball at the Long Boat Key Club during the Sarasota Film Festival in Sarasota, Fla, Saturday, April 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Mainz)

Congressman Charlie Crist has announced he is running for governor of the state of Florida.


Crist is the first Democrat to officially step and challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022.

Crist previously served as the 44th governor from 2007 to 2011. The last time he won a state election was 15 years ago while running as a Republican.

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2017. It is a position that he currently holds as a Democrat.

He will be running as a Democrat.