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Charlie Crist

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A one-term GOP Governor of Florida, Crist responded to the Tea Party takeover of his state by flipping parties and supporting President Obama in 2012. He's been especially contrite regarding gay rights. In 2008, while governor, Crist endorsed a statewide constitutional ban on gay marriage. He's since recanted that position, telling the LGBT publication Watermark, "I'm sorry. I'm sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me." 

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