Crist Considering Run For FL Governor CBSMiami: Will former Florida governor Charlie Crist come back to the political game? “Well I’m thinking about it, there’s no question about that,” said Crist who added he hasn’t made the big decision yet. Crist served as a Republican governor back in 2007. His term ended in 2011 but if he does choose to run again in the upcoming election he would run against current Gov. Rick Scott as a Democrat. Although there is no timetable for when he might a make a final decision, the window is still open. “I haven’t reached any conclusion, I’m just taking the opportunity to listen to my fellow Floridians and give it serious thought,” said Crist in Fort Myers on Saturday.