Panhandle lawmakers divided: Sen. Peaden stands up for Crist
Sen. Durell Peaden, R-Crestview, just sent out this release, commenting on fellow Panhandle Sen. Don Gaetz's criticisms of the response to the oil spill: (Worth noting that Peaden still supports Crist's run for Senate.)
“I am disappointed in my friend and colleague Senator Gaetz. I have been with the Governor as he traveled to the affected Northwest Gulf Coast counties and met with our constituents, from oystermen and fisherman, to our restaurants and hotels. They know as I know that the Governor is fighting for them.
“Now is not the time to score political points. We should unite together behind the families and businesses that are hurting the most. As a Senator from the Panhandle region, I recognize the Governor’s hard work and stand ready to continue the fight against those who caused this terrible spill.”