Republican-turned-Independent former Florida governor Charlie Crist (Cristodoulou) of Greek descent will enjoy another politician re-incarnation when he speaks at the Democratic National Convention that begins on Sept. 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina, CBS News reported.
“The Democratic convention will be about bringing people together to continue the progress we’ve made in rebuilding our economy from the middle out, not the top down,” a Democratic official said in a statement to CBS. “Gov. Crist can personally speak to this, and contrast the President’s vision with Mitt Romney’s, which caters to the most extreme elements of the Republican Party and undermines the middle class.”
The former governor has endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election, lauding Obama’s handling of the economy, even though he was just two years ago a critic of the President. Crist abandoned the Republican party in 2010 after losing the GOP primary for the Florida Senate nomination. He went on to run as an independent but lost to Republican Marco Rubio.