Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch endorses Charlie Crist
It's not a surprise, but longtime Charlie Crist supporter, Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch has endorsed the former governor in his quest to become the next congressman in Florida's 13th Congressional District.
Here's Welch's statement: "Charlie Crist has been standing up for our values his whole life, even when it wasn't easy. I've known Charlie for years – he's a man of the people, and I know he will move us forward and get things done. We should send someone to Washington who will lead and effectively represent all of Pinellas County – that's why I'm supporting Charlie Crist."
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor and St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice have also recently endorsed Crist.
Meanwhile, Eric Lynn has been collecting mayoral endorsements.St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman made a splash when he endorsed Lynn a day after Crist officially entered the race last month.
This week, Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson and Kenneth City Mayor Wanda Dudley also endorsed Lynn.