11/01/2013 05:43 pm ET

Charlie Crist Running For Florida Governor


Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is running for the post again in 2014 -- this time as a Democrat.

According to the Florida Division of Elections, Crist officially filed on Friday. The News Service of Florida added that he will announce his plans on Monday in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Crist, who served as Republican governor for the Sunshine State from 2007-2011, hinted last week that he would be making a run. In a web video entitled "Tell Me How I Can Help," he referred to himself as "the people's governor," saying that only voters can "end this nonsense and get us back to common sense."

"People are so fed up with the partisan rancor that we are experiencing on a national level," Crist recently told The Associated Press. "I would compare it to children in a schoolyard, but that would be insulting to the children in the schoolyard."

A recent poll by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found Crist ahead by 12 points over incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R). But the Orlando Sentinel cautioned that the survey was "laughably too early to mean jack."

Watch Crist's clip below, via his YouTube page.



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