Published: Apr 14, 2014 6:05 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former Gov. Charlie Crist is due to speak before a large crowd in South Florida as he fights to reclaim his former office.
    
Crist addresses the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on Monday.
    
He's running as a Democrat. Recent polls have shown him leading Gov. Rick Scott in a potential head-to-head matchup.
    
Scott has been airing ads criticizing Crist's support of the Affordable Care Act. Crist's campaign says Scott is simply trying to distract voters from his own record.

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