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Charlie Crist: GOP Reaction To Obama Based On Race

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May 06, 2014 AT 12:46 PM
Florida gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist once explained that he bolted the Republican Party in 2010 because it had become “more strident and more difficult.” Now, he adds, the GOP’s reactions to President Obama because of his race was a “big reason” for his party switch. Crist, now a Democrat, said in an interview with Fusion TV, “I couldn’t be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president, I’ll just go there.