Dan Gelber Encourages Charlie Crist to Embrace the Big ‘D’
As speculation grows that Florida’s former Republican/independent governor Charlie Crist slinks closer to taking the plunge into running again for the office, former state senator Dan Gelber isn’t waiting.
Now that Crist has endorsed U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Orlando, Gelber -- a Democrat from Miami Beach -- writes in a column for Florida Voices, “Charlie, welcome to the party!”
Gelber also argues for his party to “embrace Republicans and independent voters who are no longer comfortable with the GOP’s rigid and extreme dogma.”
“So, to Charlie or any other voter who feels the need to make a move, our tent is pretty big and can get somewhat raucous at times because we definitely don’t walk in lockstep. But if you want a Florida whose best days are ahead, then come on in and make yourself at home.
Read the full column here.