IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

The purging of Charlie Crist

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist enjoyed popularity with constituents and within his own Republican party, until in 2009 he hugged the newly elected Democratic president. Crist supported the president's stimulus plan, and his party turned on him. Rachel Maddow explains how that support helped cost him a Senate seat, but says the real story goes back to his support for expanding early voting in 2008.