Charlie Crist Gives Conflicting Answers On House Purchase

Charlie Crist purchased a beachfront home in St. Petersburg, Florida in preparation for his third failed campaign in the last six years. The house was listed for $995,000 as of November 2014.

In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Crist laughably claimed that the decision was not motivated by a potential congressional run. Crist said, “It was just a nice opportunity in a part of St. Petersburg we love.” But later in the same interview, Crist said, “I want to make sure my home is in” the newly redrawn congressional district.

Given Crist’s perennial campaigning mode, it’s fairly safe to assume that the latter answer is the actual reason for his purchase.