Crist now taking shots from left and the right in Florida, and he's still not a candidate for governor

The dossier against Crist regarding gun safety laws includes this 2010 St. Petersburg Times quote from former NRA president Marion Hammer:

"Crist] has…never voted against us, always voted with us as governor. He signed every piece of legislation gun owners asked him to sign and vetoed every piece of legislation negatively impacting gun owners and sportsmen that gun owners asked him to veto. He has an outstanding record of support.”

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida is led by Hillsborough County Democratic activist Susan Smith, a strong critic of Crist and avowed Sink supporter.

The Caucus' report comes the end of the same week that RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry has been issuing out daily press released entitled "This Day in Crist-ory," which he claims will be a daily reminder of Crist's "failure and flip-flops" that will be on display daily.

The Democratic Progressive Caucus says if other candidates enter the Democratic primary, "we will update this report with relevant information."

As speculation remain rife that Charlie Crist will announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor sometime this summer (Politico weighs in with a report that sheds little light on when that might be), the Republican Party of Florida has been licking their chops, getting in daily shots at their former standard bearer.

Now Crist is being blasted by the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, who issued a press release highlighting their new report on Friday that compared the records on gun control legislation of the official and unofficial Democratic candidates for governor, on an issue that certainly animates that wing of the party.

Their report says that both Nan Rich and Alex Sink received F ratings from the NRA. And Crist?

Charlie Crist's support of the NRA did not waiver during his 20-year career in the GOP. It has only appeared to "evolve" with his change of party identification.

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