(CNN) - Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist says he supports lifting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.
In 52 years, he says it has done nothing to change the regime.
Crist believes if the U.S. wants to bring democracy to Cuba, the embargo has to go.
He says doing so would also give a boost to his state.
The Republican-turned-Democrat served as Florida's governor from 2007 to 2011.
Crist is running for his old job again.
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