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Crist, Scott spar over education records

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are using a similar weapon in their battle for the governor’s mansion: teachers.

Schoolteachers play a starring role in Scott's latest round of campaign television ads.

"Rick Scott has put a lot of money back into education," a teacher named Vicki says in one ad, standing before her whiteboard.

Crist has also enlisted educators in his gubernatorial bid. The Democratic frontrunner recently hosted a roundtable discussion with educators, and asked one of them to deliver his qualifying documents to the elections department in Tallahassee.

He has since met with teachers in Orlando and Miami.

While the tactics are similar, the strategies are different. Read more here.

[Last modified: Monday, July 7, 2014 8:45am]


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