Dem rep Charlie Crist files for divorce

Dem rep Charlie Crist files for divorce
© Greg Nash

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) on Friday announced he has filed for divorce from his wife after nine years of marriage.

“I think the world of Carole,” he told the Tampa Bay Times. "She’s an amazing person. It just didn’t work out for us. I wish all the best for her.”

Crist met Carole, a New Yorker, in the fall of 2007, and the couple married in December of that year. At that time, Crist was Florida’s GOP governor and a rumored candidate for Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWhoopi Goldberg signs four-year deal with ABC to stay on 'The View' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Meghan McCain: Country has not 'healed' from Trump under Biden MORE’s (R-Ariz.) running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

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He waged unsuccessful Senate bids in 2010 as both a Republican and an Independent, followed by a failed gubernatorial campaign as a Democrat in 2014.

Carole Crist was a top adviser to her husband, serving as political director of his House bid late last year. He won that race and now represents much of Florida’s Pinellas County in Congress.

Charlie Crist was married once before, to Amanda Morrow in July 1979. The pair divorced within a year.