Florida's first lady made a rare appearance alongside her husband,
Gov. Charlie Crist, as the two visited a small St. Petersburg diagnostic technology business this morning.
Crist stopped by Claro Scientific, located in the Florida Blood Service building on Martin Luther King Jr. Street, to listen to a presentation on the 3-year-old business. Both the Gov. and
Carole Crist asked questions about the company's blood and cell research as they took a tour of one of its laboratories. The two are in St. Petersburg until tomorrow morning, Crist said.
Gov. and Mrs. Crist have rarely been seen at public appearances together since they married nine months ago. They said they divide their time between his rented condo in downtown St. Petersburg, her home on Fisher Island in Miami, and the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee, where he typically lives during the week.
After the Claro Scientific tour, Crist took a moment to address a couple of issues happening in Tallahassee:
- There has been no final decision on when he'll call the Legislature into a possible special session. There has been talk of one happening in October, but Crist said he plans to talk to the Senate President and House Speaker before deciding on the timing and details of such a session.
- Crist said he knew of no new or recent developments in the ongoing talks about offshore drilling.