Who brings a voter registration application to a White House reception? Charlie Crist explainsby George Bennett | December 10th, 2012
1. Will he run for governor in 2014?
2. What was he doing with a Florida Voter Registration Application form at a White House holiday reception on Friday night?
Responding this morning to the question about running in 2014, Crist said: “I’m considering it and (wife) Carole and I will talk about it over the holidays and seek advice from our fellow Floridians.”
Crist also explained how he ended up sending a picture to his Twitter followers Friday night that shows him holding a signed voter registration form with the caption “Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the home of President @BarackObama!”
Crist has obviously been pondering a switch to the Democratic Party for months. While in Washington last week to attend a holiday reception at the White House, Crist said he decided the time was right to complete his journey from the GOP to no party affiliation to the Democratic Party.
“I thought I’d like to do this and I’d like to do it at the White House, but I didn’t have the form,” Crist said. So he said he went to the business center at his hotel in Washington and printed out an application from the Pinellas County elections website, then brought it to the White House.
Crist said he signed the application on a music stand that was being used by the United States Marine Band, which was playing at the reception.
Crist said that when he told Obama the news, the president reacted with a fist pump.
Crist said he hasn’t actually submitted the form to the elections office, but plans to do so soon.
“I’ve got to turn it in when I get to St. Pete,” Crist said today. “I could mail it in, but I’d rather take it in in person.”