Charlie Crist, Rick Kriseman, Alex Sink get out the vote – Florida … – Florida Politics (blog)
With less than a day to go before the polls open for the last time, former Gov. Charlie Crist and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman spent some time Monday urging people to vote if they had not already done so.
Kriseman and Crist, who is running for the Congressional District 13 seat held by Republican David Jolly, started out in the Tyrone area. Later, they visited businesses on Central Avenue in St. Pete where Alex Sink joined them. Sink is a former Florida chief financial officer.
“This is in the hands of the people,” Crist said of Tuesday’s election. Still, he said, “we don’t stop. You’ve got to run through the finish line.”
Sink said she came out to walk with Crist because they’re friends. But, she said, she also believes in him.
“I’m always available to help my favorite candidates, and I’m a big Charlie Crist fan,” Sink said. To Crist, she said, “You were the peoples’ governor. You’re going to be the peoples’ congressman.”
Kriseman agreed that Crist was the best candidate: “We need people up there who will fight for us here.”
While the three Democrats want Crist elected, they said the overall election is incredibly important. Kriseman paraphrased Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis in saying that Tuesday’s election is important not just for the state and nation but also for the world.
“The whole world’s at stake with this election,” Kriseman said.
The polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.