Breaking Free

Crist Will Run as Independent

At long last: Fox News says “Charlie Crist has decided and plans to announce that he is running as an independent for the U.S. Senate.” Crist has scheduled a press conference for 5 p.m. Thursday in downtown St. Petersburg. He is expected to spend Thursday making calls to supporters and allies. Fox News adds, “Close advisers expect him to say tomorrow that he looks forward to caucusing with Republicans but that is not a certainty.”