DANIEL WALLACE | Times
Former University of South Florida student body president Omar Khan, left, joins former Gov. Charlie Crist as he arrives Thursday at the USF Marshall Student Center to campaign for Jean Cocco, right, who is running for USF student body president. "He's like a father figure to me," said Cocco, who worked on Crist's U.S. Senate campaign in 2010. "Throughout the years, we got to know each other really well. It's an honor to have Charlie Crist here campaigning with us to lead the student's campaign." Crist is running for his old job and said, "He has worked incredibly hard for me, because he was kind enough to believe in me. These elections are important, too. It makes a difference that you have somebody that has a heart and cares about the students — that's what we need in the governor's office, frankly."