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Davis-Jones Begin North Florida Swing



Panamacity Jim Davis and Daryl Jones began a two-day tour of North Florida on Saturday, appearing before large crowds in Pensacola and Panama City before splitting two football towns (Davis in Gainesville and Jones in Tallahassee).

"The choice is very simple," Davis told about 100 people in Panama City. "If you want to stay the course with Charlie Crist and Katherine Harris ... If you are happy with what's happening to your insurance bill on your  home or business ... If you are happy with what's happening to your real estate taxes ... If you are happy with our schools ... Stay the course. But if you are ready to fight for change, join us today."

An Air Force jet loomed over the crowd at Gulf Coast Community College, giving plenty of opportunity for Davis to tout Jones' fighter pilot background. Davis also reminded the audience that unlike Crist, he and Jones are parents and own homes.

In Gainesville, Davis mingled with students and promised to fight for more need-based financial aid. He ended the day in Ormond Beach for a Democratic Party dinner and fundraiser, where $200 gained admission to a schmooze-fest with the candidate.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:47pm]


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