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Crist -- no fan of Allstate



Gov. Charlie Crist said he supports the Commissioner Kevin McCarty's move, calling it "bold and bright and exactly the right thing to do."

Crist said that customers should "fire Allstate. They're not doing any great service, in my view, to the citizens and consumers of the state of Florida. I don't know why you'd want to keep them. They're charging incredibly rates. They're withholding documents. They seem to be handling themselves in a way that's beyond inappropriate. "

When asked what would he say to Allstate insurance agents who are going to lose potential new auto policy customers, now that Allstate can't write new auto policies, Crist said: "Too bad they work for such a bad company."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:16pm]


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