Is anyone really shocked by this? Charlie Crist announced this morning that he’s running for Congress in the newly drawn 13th Congressional District:

Crist had tweeted earlier this year that he wouldn’t be running, however:

But the new boundaries of the FL-13 are just way too good for him to pass up:

Just don’t call him a politician. Crist prefers “public servant”:

And — of course — this means Crist’s fan is back, too:


Flashback: Crist’s fan became famous to those outside of Florida politics during the 2014 governor’s race when an argument over the use of the fan at a debate with Rick Scott blew up into #Fangate:

#FLGOV gone with the wind? #Fangate ‘was the moment [Gov. Scott] lost the election’

Or not. Scott won the election 48.1 – 47.1.



Charlie Crist looks way too happy to be presented with itty-bitty fan

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