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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Charlie Crist: I might vote for Obama

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday he wouldn’t rule out voting for President Barack Obama in November.

Crist — who was a member of the Republican party until 2010 and is now a registered independent — said in interviews with MSNBC and CNN that he would “consider” casting his ballot for Obama on election day.

“Consider? Sure, I would consider that,” Crist said on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown.” “I really think he’s sincere and genuine. I think we have a lot time, a lot of issues to talk about, but I think, in his heart, he’s trying to do what’s right for the country overall.”

And in an interview with CNN, Crist pointed to the improving economy as a reason he might vote for Obama in November.

“I would consider that, of course I would,” Crist said on “CNN Newsroom.” “I’m interested in watching the campaign as it unfolds, as most Americans are. This has been a tough time for the president to govern, I think everyone understands that. But we’re starting to see some positive signs going forward as it relates to the economy. That’s very important.” Read more

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