With his potential opponents parting the sea for him, Crist is becoming more active as he readies to make a second gubernatorial run, this time as a Democrat. The former governor and failed U.S. Senate candidate spoke to a Democratic club in Fort Myers last weekend. On Saturday, he heads to Sarasota to raise money for the Manatee County Democratic Party…

Crist still faces some foes for the Democratic nomination. Former Florida Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich is actively running but her bid has gained little traction to date. Former state CFO Alex Sink, who was the Democratic candidate who lost to Scott in 2010, is also in the mix but she remains on the political sidelines after the sudden death at the end of last year of her husband Bill McBride, a prominent attorney and the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2002.