Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL), who left the Republican Party last week to run for Senate as an independent, told National Review
that he got advice to do it from a very notable individual: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who was re-elected to the Senate as an independent in 2006 after he lost his Democratic primary.
"[Lieberman] told me that [going independent] is the most liberating thing," said Crist. "He was right. I'm much happier now, to be perfectly candid."
In addition, Crist continued to refuse to commit to caucus with either the Democrats or the Republicans, saying he would "caucus with anyone who helps Florida. There will be different issues on different days and I will stand with anybody who will help my state."