Crist will delay trip to GOP convention
As a post-Fay recovery effort takes shape and Hurricane Gustav gains strength in the Caribbean, Gov. Charlie Crist announced Tuesday he will delay his travel plans to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul next week. Crist said he initially planned to go to the Twin Cities Saturday but now says he will wait until next Tuesday or Wednesday (he speaks in prime time Thursday night). "Clearly, it's because of the recovery effort, and with an eye on Gustav as well," Crist said. The state got some more much needed recovery news Tuesday when FEMA approved the state's request for individual disaster assistance to Brevard County residents.