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Charlie Crist gets another hug ... from Fort Pierce pizza parlor owner

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September

Charlie Crist, whose retooled political persona is fond of bro-hugs, traveled Wednesday to the Fort Pierce pizza parlor where President Obama was famously swept off his feet in an embrace days before.

"You know what I'm here for," he told Scott Van Duzer, the Republican pizza place owner/Obama embracer, according to the Palm Beach Post.

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Crist got the "Presidential," which is what Van Duzer is calling his bearhugs these days.

Credit to the Post for posting the picture, taken by Gorilla Magic, a public relations firm representing Van Duzer's foundation.

Hours earlier, Crist told the newspaper at a West Palm Beach fundraiser headlined by Bill Clinton that Van Duzer's hug with Obama put his 2009 presidential embrace "to shame."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:42pm]

    

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