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Crist: 'I have the people,' and Bob Dole



Gov. Charlie Crist, on the road from Destin to Pensacola, just got off the phone with former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bob Dole. Crist called to thank Dole, a supporter, for recording a robocall that will go out to Republicans.

But the talk quickly turned to the news of the day. Dole said he thinks the Kendrick Meek/Bill Clinton drop out story ultimately will help swing votes Crist's way. Dole and Clinton worked together on a Sept. 11, 2001 victims fund.

Crist just finished up speaking to about 100 supporters at a breakfast spot in Destin. "I don't have a political party to help me in the last four days of this race," he said. "I have the people."

[Last modified: Friday, October 29, 2010 11:36am]


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