Crist Will Run as Independent

Insiders tell Fox News he'll make it official tomorrow
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2010 1:23 PM CDT
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, right, gets a Coast Guard briefing Tuesday about the oil spill in the Gulf.   (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)
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(Newser) – Charlie Crist will tell the world tomorrow whether he plans to run for Senate as an independent, and a flurry of reports say he's already decided to make the switch. Anonymous sources close to the Florida governor have told Fox News, Politico, and the Miami Herald that he will bolt the GOP.

Crist is expected to spend tomorrow making courtesy calls to supporters ahead of his afternoon press conference. During the announcement, he will likely say that he intends to caucus with Senate Republicans, notes Fox. Crist, the onetime frontrunner who now trails Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio for the GOP nod, must formally announce his affiliation by Friday.

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