North Florida, “where it all began” for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, is no longer prime Democratic territory anymore, but Crist is making his last appeals there this week before the Primary. The events are the next stops Crist’s 10-day “Hope for Florida” tour, which kicked off Aug. 13 in South Florida.
He’ll be in Madison on Monday afternoon, “joining local grassroots supporters and community members” for an early voting event. Crist then heads to Tallahassee for a meeting with leaders of faith from throughout the state at the Faith Leaders Council meeting.
Stumping for votes in North Florida was an early emphasis of his campaign.
“I think it’s important to realize if you want to be the Governor of the people of this state, you got to go to them,” Crist said to Jacksonville television affiliate WJXT at the time. “You got to look them in the eye. You got to explain why you’re doing this, why in your heart you think it’s right, that I think it’s right because I know Florida deserves better.”
Over the weekend, Crist appeared in Aventura with state Rep. Joe Geller and Aventura Mayor Enid Weisman, then joined North Miami Councilwoman Kassandra Timothe at