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Crist arrived at Langford Park in a school bus, photo by Amy Kiley
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Crist Visits Orlando, Touts Education Spending


Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist is riding a school bus for his cross-state tour promoting education funding. The Democrat hopped off in Orlando Thursday. Both supporters and opponents greeted Crist by volleying the names of their chosen candidates, but, eventually, the crowd let Crist speak.  “Rick Scott cut $1.3 billion dollars from education,” Crist said. “He cut it to the bone – inexplicable, wrong, just the wrong priorities. That’s gotta be improved.” Governor Scott was responding to a budget shortfall when he proposed slicing education spending by $3.3 billion dollars in 2011. The Legislature allowed a cut of $1.3 billion. Former university employee Justina Gonzalez-Marti was there to protest against Crist.  “The mess that Charlie Crist left, it was awesome,” she …
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