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Crist on taxes: The people will decide



Tb_mccaincrist450 John McCain, left, arrives with his wife Cindy at the Mahaffey Theater this morning with Gov. Charlie Crist. [Lara Cerri | Times]

Gov. Charlie Crist showed up at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete this morning to cast his ballot for Amendment 1, the property tax cut, and for Sen. John McCain.

Crist said he's optimistic the measure will pass but, "it's the people that will make this decision." Asked if passage or failure will fall mostly on his shoulders, he said: "I have no idea, nor do I care. All I care about is the people get tax relief and today's the day they get to do it."

This evening, Crist will drop by the Vinoy to visit with Realtors, who have contributed $1-million toward passing Amendment 1. He then jets to Miami to await returns with McCain.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:20pm]


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