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Lunsford will appear on Crist TV ad



Look for an upcoming TV ad featuring Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and Mark Lunsford, father of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford, the victim in a murder trial that is receiving national attention. Lunsford tells us he reached out to the attorney general to help pass a bill to prevent such murders in the future, now a key part of Crist's platform.

"I called him up on his cell phone early in the morning and told him we can't have another child die," said Lunsford, crediting Crist with making legislation strengthening control of child sex offenders a top priority.

"I'm a big supporter," Lunsford said of Crist.

-- Adam Smith

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:07pm]


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