By JAVIER MANJARRESIt looks like it is only a matter of time former Governor Charlie Crist jumps into the gubernatorial race and challenge Republican Governor Rick Scott, this according to Crist’s boss, future campaign financier, and founder of the ‘For the people” law firm, Morgan & Morgan, John Morgan.
Let’s take a stroll down Florida’s political memory lane, when in 2010, then Republican Governor Charlie Crist said that he would best serve Floridians in the U.S.Senate, and not as Governor. Crist opted not to run for re-election, but run for the U.S. Senate, and eventually lose against now Senator Marco Rubio.
Morgan recently stated that it looks “more likely everyday” that Crist will for governor as a Democrat.
“Both the rank-and-file activists and donors are reaching out to him,” Morgan said. “At the same time their[Democrat’s] bench isn’t there.”-John Morgan
A very optimistic Morgan confidently said that was not worried about Rick Scott’s fundraising prowess and advantage over the field (1) of candidates.
“Rick is an incumbent governor, so people doing business with the state have no choice but to give,” he said. “But, I think Charlie Crist has $50 million in name id and $50 million in good will before he raises a dollar.”-John Morgan (Jacksonville.com)
Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry took this opportunity to rip into Democrat Morgan’s presumed ulterior motive for supporting a Crist for Governor candidacy.
“By saying that the Florida Democratic Party’s ‘bench’ isn’t there, John Morgan is launching direct attacks at Nan Rich, Alex Sink and any other Democrat looking to run for statewide office. It’s no surprise that Crist’s boss and money-man is getting behind the former Governor because he sees Charlie as the vehicle for liberal trial lawyers to gain more power and influence in state government.”-RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry
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Under Crist’s watch, 832,000 jobs were lost and the state unemployment rate rose from 3.5%-11.1%. Under Scotts current term in office, the states unemployment rate dropped down from 11.1% to 7.2%, which is below the national unemployment average of 7.5%. –Shark Tank