Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist considers running for Senate


FORT MYERS, Fla.- Charlie Crist may soon be back on the Florida ballot.

A Crist advisor says the former Florida governor is considering a run for the Senate in 2016.

Democrats are contacting the former governor, and talking with him about running for Senate. This information comes, on the record, from Kevin Cate, a Crist adviser.

Crist lost a run for Senate as an independent in 2010, and he lost for governor last year, as a Democrat.

He could face opposition from others in the party, but Crist is the only one with statewide name recognition, and national fund-raising capabilities.

There’s no timetable on when Crist might decide. If he won the nomination, he could face Jeff Atwater who is the favorite of many Republicans.

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