Former Gov. Crist has appearance scheduled Saturday in Collier

Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

— A former Florida governor is expected to draw a crowd to the Democratic Women’s Club of Collier County meeting this weekend.

Charlie Crist, former Republican governor turned independent turned Democrat, is scheduled to speak at the club’s breakfast Saturday. The event, which begins at 10 a.m. at the Naples Plaza Best Western, is free and open to the public.

“We’re expecting a huge crowd,” said Elaine Vaccaro, president of the Collier Democratic Women’s Club. “He’s very charismatic.”

Crist served as the state’s Republican governor from 2006 to 2010. He ran for U.S. Senate in 2010 as an independent, campaigned for President Barack Obama during the 2012 election cycle and officially became a Democrat in December 2012. Crist is often mentioned as a possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2014.

The Collier Democratic Women’s Club hosted Nan Rich, a former state senator and 2014 gubernatorial candidate, earlier this year.

Crist spoke to the Lee County Democratic Women’s Club in March.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Naples Plaza Best Western, 6400 Dudley Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

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gladesgator writes:

Who would want to hear what that guy had to say? It took him about 7 tries before he could even pass the Florida Bar exam and now he claims to be for the people.

gladesgator writes:

Correction, apparently he only failed the Florida Bar exam twice. Even more importantly he failed to live up to many of his promises when he ran as a Republican and changed parties only when he was upstaged by Marco Rubio.

WMissow writes:

Is he looking for a few auto accident victims without chasing the ambulances?

Only his hairdresser knows for sure!

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