Fla. primary: Ex-gov. Crist seeks job back as Dem

August 24, 2014 - 7:04 PM
Florida Governor Democrats

A campaign supporter displays a sign as former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist makes a campaign stop Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in North Miami, Fla., as Crist tries to get his old job back as a Democrat. He is spending the weekend campaigning in the Democratic base of South Florida. He's seeking to drive up support for Tuesday's primary. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

MIAMI (AP) — A former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, has campaigned at early voting sites and black churches, seeking voter support ahead of a Democratic primary as he bids for his old job back under a different party affiliation.

Crist attended a South Florida church service Sunday, sitting two rows in front of the state's former Senate Democratic leader and chief primary rival Nan Rich. Both have campaigned heavily in populous Miami-Dade and Broward counties of South Florida ahead of Tuesday's primary.

The Democratic winner is expected to face Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who has only minor opposition in the Republican primary. Scott has focused most of his re-election bid on Crist and polls show a tight race possible for governor should he and Crist meet in the general election.