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Meet Charlie Crist's campaign team



He may be a Democrat, but that doesn't make Charlie Crist a spendthrift when it comes to his campaigns. Crist has a characteristically small team working on the campaign. It's also a young team:

###Senior adviser and media consultant Kevin Cate, 32. His Tallahassee-based firm, CATECOMM, also has Franco Ripple working out of Tampa Bay, where Cate's father, Keith Cate, is the well-known WFLA-Ch. 8 anchor.

###Campaign Manager Matthew Van Name, 29, who worked on Crist's last campaign and used to be Florida political director of the Service Employees International Union.

###Senior aide Katie Bohnett, 31, another Crist '14 alum and his former director of scheduling in the governor's office. Bohnett is the better half of Bay News 9 capitol reporter Troy Kinsey and recently managed the opening of Carole Crist's Goddessey Boutique in St. Pete.

###Finance director Stephanie McClung, 30, who was assistant finance director on Crist's gubernatorial campaign and is married to former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Seth McClung.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:30am]


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