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gubernatorial candidate's sexuality in the news again

gubernatorial candidate's sexuality in the news again

Rumors have been flying about Florida attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist ever since a third-party candidate alleged he is gay on a local radio show last month. Now the Broward-Palm Beach New Times is reporting that Crist had a recent romantic relationship with a male convicted felon and former travel aide to U.S. representative Katherine Harris, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

The New Times report identifies Bruce Carlton Jordan, who remains on state probation after serving a 30-day jail sentence for a conviction on grand theft, as the 50-year-old Crist's "long-term partner." Jordan reportedly worked as Harris's personal travel aide not long after his release from jail in February, according to the New Times.

It was while he was employed in that capacity that another traveler on the Harris campaign, Dee Dee Hall, befriended him. In a videotaped statement ordered by a private investigator and obtained by the New Times, Hall claimed that Jordan confided to her that he had an ongoing romantic relationship with Crist. "He said that he was involved with Charlie," Hall says on the tape after being sworn in by a court reporter. "I was like, 'OK.' He just stated his first name. He said, 'Maybe you've heard of him.' He said, 'Charlie Crist.'"

Crist has repeatedly denied that he is gay and, with the election looming next week, has recently become more vocal in his stance against adoption by gay couples and in support of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. (The Advocate)

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