ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 13, 2012)--Joined by a gaggle of reporters, former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist filed paperwork at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. to become a Democrat.
Afterward, Crist joked with elections workers and held a short news conference outside.
Crist said he "feels comfortable" as a Democrat but remained mum on whether he would challenge Republican Governor Rick Scott.
Crist said there were a few issues he would handle differently from when he was governor including his signing of a petition banning same-sex marriage.
He said Thursday that he wouldn't sign that petition today.
Crist was elected governor as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent.
He tweeted Friday night that he was becoming a Democrat.