Florida Gov. Charlie Crist speaks to students and teachers April 23 during a visit to the McFatter Technical Center in Davie, Fla. Crist is expected to announce Thursday whether he'll abandon his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate and instead run as an independent.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican, has told advisers he will run for Senate as an independent, setting up a three-way race that polls indicate would be hotly contested.
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