Florida Governor Crist points into the crowd before announcing that he will run as an independent for U.S. Senate during a news conference in St. Petersburg

 
Florida Governor Crist points into the crowd before announcing that he will run as an independent for U.S. Senate during a news conference in St. Petersburg
Florida Governor Charlie Crist points into the crowd before announcing that he will run as an independent for U.S. Senate during a news conference in St. Petersburg, Florida April 29, 2010. Crist announced his bid on Thursday, breaking ranks with his Republican party and setting the stage for a close congressional race in the battleground state. REUTERS/Scott Audette (UNITED STATES - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)