Charlie Crist to appear at event for Democratic St. Pete candidate
Published: May 1, 2013
Updated: May 2, 2013 at 01:59 PM
In another sign of Charlie Crist's new Democratic bona fides, the former Republican Florida Governor is lending his support to Darden Rice, a left-leaning candidate for the St. Petersburg City Council. Crist, who grew up in St. Petersburg, is scheduled to make a special appearance at a fundraiser for Rice at Cassis American Brasserie in downtown St. Petersburg on May 21. After a much-publicized switch to the Democratic Party, Crist is regarded as a front runner to win its nomination and challenge incumbent Rick Scott in 2014. Rice, a former president of the St. Petersburg Chapter of the League of Women Voters, is running for the District 4 seat against neurosurgeon David McKalip and Carolyn Ann Fries, a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur.