Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist is writing book critical of GOP

Associated Press
This book cover image released by Dutton shows "The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat," by Charlie Crist and Ellis Henican. Crist, the former Florida governor who switched from Republican to Democrat, is working on a book that strongly criticizes the GOP's conservative policies. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced Wednesday, July 10, 2013, that it had acquired Crist's book, scheduled for release in early 2014. According to Dutton, Crist will offer “very frank” opinions on Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and other leading Republicans. (AP Photo/Dutton)
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This book cover image released by Dutton shows "The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the …

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor who switched from the Republican Party to Democrat, is working on a book that strongly criticizes the GOP's conservative policies.

Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced Wednesday it had acquired Crist's "The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I became a Democrat." The book is scheduled to be published in early 2014.

According to Dutton, Crist will offer "very frank" opinions on Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and other big-name Republicans.

Crist was a Republican when elected governor. He served from 2007 to 2011. But he became increasingly estranged from his party. In 2010, he ran as an independent in a three-way U.S. Senate race won by Republican Marco Rubio. Crist became a Democrat in 2012.

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