Crist, 3 GOP Cabinet members on ballot

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - Former Gov. Charlie Crist and three members of the Cabinet are going to be on the 2014 ballot.

Crist, a Democrat challenging incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, officially qualified Monday.

Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner also qualified. The three incumbents are all Republicans.

Scott qualified later on Monday.

Candidates seeking statewide and local offices were allowed to start qualifying at noon. Qualifying closes at noon on Friday.

Judicial candidates and candidates for U.S. Congress have already qualified.

Nan Rich, a former state senator and Democrat also challenging Scott, plans to qualify on Tuesday.

Some candidates will be elected without opposition on Friday.

Others' fate will be decided by voters in the Aug. 26 primary or the Nov. 4 general election.


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