Strong Show of Support for Crist at AFL-CIO Meeting
Gov. Charlie Crist just finished a speech to the AFL-CIO and the crowd adored him. Unlike Congressman Kendrick Meek, the leading Democrat in the race for the U.S. Senate, who recieved tepid applause when he was mentioned by Sen. Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, Crist got enthusiastic backing from the rank and file. When Crist left, the meeting came to a screeching halt since a large number of the attendees, especially members of teacher unions thankful for his veto of SB 6, crowded around the governor. AFL-CIO President Mike Williams even left the podium to head out to the lobby to round up members so the meeting could continue. Meek speaks to the group tomorrow and the endorsement comes on Sunday.