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Charlie's best friend



Cristdad If voters choose Charlie Crist as governor, Florida won’t have a first lady. But it will have a first father.

Crist’s best friend, football-watching buddy and financial adviser is his 74-year-old father, the original Charles J. Crist, a politician in his own right who passed on his name to his only son.

When Charlie Crist’s campaign plane developed engine trouble and had to make an emergency landing on the day before last month’s primary, the first person Crist called from his cell phone was his father. The two Charlies talk on the phone almost every day.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:32am]


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