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Crist to Allstate agents: Too bad

by Dara Kam | January 17th, 2008

Gov. Charlie Crist reiterated his advice to Floridians to shun Allstate Insurance companies and showed little empathy this morning for companies’ 1,200 agents and salesmen in the state whose income will be impacted by insurance regulators suspension of Allstate’s ability to write new auto insurance policies.

“It’s too bad they work for such a bad company,” he said when asked about the employees’ future.


Office of Insurance Regulation Commissioner Kevin McCarty issued the suspension, the first of its kind in Florida history, in retaliation against the company and its subsidiaries for failing to produce documents ordered by a subpoena.

Crist strengthened his earlier condemnation of Allstate, which has added about 3,000 auto policies per week while shedding its homeowners’ property insurance policies.

He suggested Allstate’s auto insurance customers should revolt.

“They should fire Allstate. They’re not doing any great service in my view to the citizens and consumers of the state of Florida. I don’t know why you’d want to keep them. They’re charging incredibly high rates. They’re withholding documents. They seem to be handling themselves in a way that is beyond inappropriate. I don’t know why you’d want to pay them money for anything,” he said this morning.

179 Responses to “Crist to Allstate agents: Too bad”

  1. JohnW Says:

    I pay Allstate for my car insurance because they charge $900 less per year than Nationwide did. When Charlie Crist pays my bills, he can decide who carries my auto policy.

  2. lynn Says:

    I pay allstate because of their service and rates. I agreee with John w.

  3. John Sosa Says:

    I have been insured with Allstate for over 10 years. My agent is by far the best insurance agent around. She is always there for me whenever needed. Allstate is by far superior than any other insurance company. The state should just leave them alone. They do a terrific job and handle themselves in a professionalmanner. hats off to all the agents!!!

  4. Jason Says:

    Real nice Charlie! Another Politician telling me what to do. He must have a special intrest in another company! Allstate saved me $600 a year from State Farm. Fire your Governor!

  5. Matt Lehn Says:

    I am an insurance agent. I save consumers hundreds of dollars a year. Is Gov Crist pay my bills if I start losing customers.

  6. Kevin Kelley Says:

    Allstate agents to Crist. He is not effecting my income, he is effecting the income of my employees because now they have no work.

  7. Mike H Says:

    Did Don Imus take over or something? These comments are beyond stupid!

  8. MariaR Says:

    I’m with John. I have Allstate, because they saved me $18 a month and that was with the new accident forgiveness program!

  9. Jason Bosch Says:

    Real nice Charlie! Another Politician telling me what to do. He must have a special intrest in another company! Allstate saved me $600 a year from State Farm. Fire your Governor!

  10. BillB Says:

    This sort of action by the governor and the OIR will certainly only discourage other insurers from coming to FL which is exactly what we don’t need.

  11. Ron Says:

    Why dosen’t Geico write homeowners in Florida and save us? They write homeowners in other States!

  12. Voter Says:

    We will see how Mr Crist feels when we as Allstate agents decide to fire him as our GOVENOR. Wow what a mistake I made when I voter for this loser. I though he would look out for my best interest instead he could care less now that he may put me out of business. I will make this promise I will do whatever I can to make sure I spread the word to as many people as possible not to re elect him. Enjoy the rest of your term.

  13. Charlie's Out of Control Says:

    Charlie wants everyone to forget what horrible job he is doing as Gov. Homeowner’s rate have not decreased by as much as was promised and his property tax reform is complete garbage… I think we should fire him in 2010 – what a clown!

  14. John Brooks Says:

    What kind of irresponsible leader have we elected? I am very sorry I voted for this man. He ran under the guise of a Republican. That is a total joke. Allstate has made some very necessary business decisions, as well as Nationwide and State Farm. I don’t see the insurance commissioner suspending their abilty to make a living.

  15. mk Says:

    I have my auto with Allstate too, and I like the benefits.

  16. John Says:

    Thank you Charlie Crist for helping make my decision for the next Govnr. See I get my paycheck from Allstate. I’m not an agent. When Florida needs bailed out please don’t call us as this State has in the past. Who do you think paid for all the insurers that ran out of the State when the hurricanes show up. You are an ID—.

  17. Carl Says:

    Well for the republicans out there, I think I am going to fire all of you because of something Mark Foley did that I thought was wrong, I see no difference in they way they are treating the Allstate Agents who have no say in this battle.

  18. Rosemary Says:

    Hey Crist,
    Too Bad for you when you’re up for reelection. How much money did you take from the insurance companies for your election?.?

  19. Jeff B Says:

    I thought Charlie Crist was going to make Progressive and Geico write homeowners. He promised Floridians this when he ran for governor.

  20. BillB Says:

    I agree with Voter. This is politically motivated as Charlie has greater ambitions than just governor. He has egg on his face because his platform was lower property taxes and lower insurance rates… neither of which he has been able to deliver on. Classic blame shift from him and his whipping boy Kevin M.

  21. Consumer01 Says:

    It is apparent that this is personal against Allstate. A company would not remain in business as long and strong as them if they were that much higher than everyone else- gotta love politics.

    http://www.firecharlie.com

  22. Rosemary Says:

    Hey Crist,
    Too Bad for you when you’re up for reelection. How much money did you take from the insurance companies for your election?.?

  23. Linda Kolba Says:

    I shopped my homeowners around with other companies and brokers, my Allstate premium was by far the cheapest and I was still with a AM Best Rated company. All of the available markets are rated through Demotech. Who in the world are they and I am not willing to take a chance with them. Charlie Crist demonstrated foolishness by singling out Allstate. To include the agents in his remarks was bad form. I have the best agent, he takes care of my family and our interests.

  24. marilyn Says:

    i really can not understand why they are doing this to allstate cause i was with geico for 2yrs and they did not take their time to explain my coverages to me but when i went to allstate they were courteous with me and explain my coverages from word to word and i save d a lot of money with them and they always call me to see how things are going with me and my family so that is why i say that i will support allstate all the way screw the govenor charlie crist for what he is trying to do to allstate. they are in good hands.

  25. Consumer01 Says:

    It is apparent that this is personal against Allstate. A company would not remain in business as long and strong as them if they were that much higher than everyone else- gotta love politics.

    http://www.firecharlie.com

  26. Allstate Agent Says:

    I for one did not vote for Charlie, and I can see why. The homeonwers decrease was a major joke, as an agent, I hope we don’t have another hurricane season like the one if 2005, but as an opposer to Crist, I want to see how he’ll come out of that situation w/the **** hit’s the fan. Tax reform…what tax reform? Now this, give me a break, or help pay my bills and those of my employees due to this disaster!!!

  27. Pam Says:

    I have worked in an Allstate office for a very good agent for over 10 years, she cares very much for her customers and always has their best interest at heart, the agents have no control with what allstate is doing, believe me if they did, this would not be going on. Charlie should think more about the little people who are just trying to make a living like everyone else.

  28. KSmith Says:

    Does Christ not know we live in a capitalist country and Florida is still part of the USA. He is running our state like a socialist. His insurance company Citizens is not for profit but their rates are a lot higher than Allstate’s how does he justify his rates? Maybe there is a reason he wants to run all the competitors to his state ran insurance company out of the state. He has done nothing to stop local governements from stealing from tax payers in the form of ridiculous high property taxes. This is a much bigger problem as consumers can pick their insurance company but I have no choice but to pay $8800 for my home property taxes. Allstate only charges me $1114 for my home insurance which was the best quote I can find. I need help with the property taxes not my home insurance. This battle will only cost consumers more in the end!

  29. denise Says:

    Any public representive that would respond in such a child like mannner should really be impeached ! Just because he can not deliver on his promise to cut rates cut and taxes he has to make someone pay . Is he really special and what has he done for the state ? This guy is crazy ! Lets put more people out of work stall free market ecomomy because Charlies Mom did not want to transfer her insurance . She and he is just like everyone else .

  30. denise Says:

    Any public representive that would respond in such a child like mannner should really be impeached ! Just because he can not deliver on his promise to cut rates cut and taxes he has to make someone pay . Is he really special and what has he done for the state ? This guy is crazy ! Lets put more people out of work stall free market ecomomy because Charlies Mom did not want to transfer her insurance . She and he is just like everyone else .

  31. denise Says:

    Any public representive that would respond in such a child like mannner should really be impeached ! Just because he can not deliver on his promise to cut rates cut and taxes he has to make someone pay . Is he really special and what has he done for the state ? This guy is crazy ! Lets put more people out of work stall free market ecomomy because Charlies Mom did not want to transfer her insurance . She and he is just like everyone else .

  32. BMOE Says:

    I too voted for Charlie because I thought he understood the insurance crisis.Apparently not, his personal vendetta on Allstate is irresponsible towards the people he took oath to serve and protect

  33. REM Says:

    How irresponsible can a govenor be?? Let’s all start an “Impeach the Govenor” movement!!

  34. LusiL Says:

    How dare you! Look in the mirror and tell me you are operating in such a way that the people of Florida would vote for you again. I will not make that mistake again. You and your administration shine in mediocrity. Your performance can not be measured against htat of MY Allstate agent and his Claim Department.
    Do not come here seeking support to pass the property legislation you put together – which is nothing more but passing the buck so that when it fails you can tell the voters is we that passed it. Instead of me firing my agent and company, I am firing you!

  35. ksmith Says:

    Does Christ not know we live in a capitalist country and Florida is still part of the USA. He is running our state like a socialist. His insurance company Citizens is not for profit but their rates are a lot higher than Allstate’s how does he justify his rates? Maybe there is a reason he wants to run all the competitors to his state ran insurance company out of the state. He has done nothing to stop local governements from stealing from tax payers in the form of ridiculous high property taxes. This is a much bigger problem as consumers can pick their insurance company but I have no choice but to pay $8800 for my home property taxes. Allstate only charges me $1114 for my home insurance which was the best quote I can find. I need help with the property taxes not my home insurance. This battle will only cost consumers more in the end!

  36. GaryC Says:

    Allstate asked for a rate increase and was the request was denied. OK. Allstate management has an issue or two with the DOI.OK.
    Why would Charlie attack the agents?

  37. Charlie has NO Clue Says:

    Charlie Crist is a joke. Why is he penalizing us small business owners? For the people of Florida? I think not. I am sorry he is in office and pray he will not be there next term.

  38. Consumer01 Says:

    It should not be leagal for the media to be so one sided and only tell a portion of the story. They play off of people who beleive everything they hear on the news with out being properly informed or educated on what is REALLY happening. The govoner is acting on a very unprofessional level and should see what a joke of a job he has done soo far!

  39. Insurance Guy Says:

    What the Office of Insurance Regulation has done is wrong. If they wanted to punish Allstate, they should have done it monetarily and not slander the company which in turn leaves 4,000 Allstate Agency owners and support staff in fear for their jobs and lively hood.

    America was founded on the idea that the Government should not be in competition with free enterprise. With Citizens taking application if the rate is 15% less that the private market carrier they are inhibiting the free market and driving more and more carriers out of the market, thus hurting competitive pricing. Then they run it so poorly that they need to surcharge everyone with a real insurance company because they do not charge enough, um duh…

  40. ANDY Says:

    I FEEL ABSOLUTELY SICK THAT I HAD A BIG SIGN IN MY YARD FOR HIM AND I WAIVED AT ALL THE VOTERS PASSING BY ON THE STREET WITH HIS SHIRT ON…. UNBELIEVABLE… ALLSTATE NEEDS TO FILE SUIT AGAINST CRIST PERSONALLY….

  41. Business Owner Says:

    Allstate agency owners are NOT EMPLOYEES. We are small business owners who have mortgaged our homes and put everything we have into our businesses to make a better life for ourselves and our families here in the “Sunshine State”. We are trying to grow and add jobs to a Florida economy that is losing jobs on a daily basis. We pay taxes. We vote. Insurance helps the economy grow. If you can’t get insurance, you can’t get a loan. Even though Tallahassee and the press want everyone to think that there are no companies insuring homes, that is FAR from the truth. Allstate allows us to broker through 10 other companies, including Citizens. We use Citizens as a lasat resort. Your local Allstate agent is more than happy to offer you more than one quote. What does your State Farm agent offer? Citizens! By law, you can only go to Citizens if you cannot get insurance in the standard market, or now if the standard market rates are more than 25% higher than the Citizens quote. Maybe ask the governor what would happen if we had another hurricane trifecta of a few years back. Would the state backed reinsurance be enough? NO! Would Citizens have the surplus to pay all of it’s claims? NO! That is why rates are not being lowered. In order to stay solvent in the event of a major catastrophe, they need to secure more reinsurance than the state offers. I could go on………..

    Glad I didn’t vote for Charlie

  42. Dave Says:

    Hey Crist,
    Who doesn’t care about the Florida people? Look into the mirror, you egotisitical jerk.
    Enjoy your term, you won’t get another

  43. Janet S. Says:

    Does Charlie Crist do his homework? How ignorant can one man be. Allstate agents are independent small business owners and have no say so on how the corporation handles lawsuits or what paperwork they may or may not furnish. That’s like saying don’t vote for Charlie Crist because he works for the government that has us in a war that we don’t believe in!!! Grow up Charlie and get your facts straight!

  44. Dave Says:

    Hey Crist,
    Who doesn’t care about the Florida people? Look into the mirror, you egotisitical jerk.
    Enjoy your term, you won’t get another

  45. Mike E. Says:

    I agree with many of these posters. Allstate save me money when I went to them and my agent is the best agent I’ve ever dealt with. I hope the agents can start a swell of opposition for this media pandering whore of a governor

  46. Tina Says:

    Charlie is a sack of monkey crap!

  47. Jeff B Says:

    This article does not really depict how Florida really is. I sure hope people and big business that want to move to Florida dont read this because I would not want to invest any money in a state where the governor speaks or even thinks like this.

  48. Dave Says:

    Hey Crist,
    You have put alot of people lives in jeopardy.
    Who doesn’t care about the Florida people? Look into the mirror, you egotisitical jerk.
    Enjoy your term, you won’t get another.

  49. David Says:

    I am an Allstate agent who just started my business a few months ago. I have put all my money into this and I have a 10-month old baby boy, 8 year old boy, and wife to support. These actions effect the Allstate Agents as small business owners mor re drastically than the Allstate corporation.

  50. Janet S. Says:

    Does Charlie Crist do his homework? How ignorant can one man be. Allstate agents are independent small business owners and have no say so on how the corporation handles lawsuits or what paperwork they may or may not furnish. That’s like saying don’t vote for Charlie Crist because he works for the government that has us in a war that we don’t believe in!!! My husband sells financial service for Allstate and yet he is an independent agent that does not have health insurance because of the cost. Maybe Charlie should work on the health insurance issue that plagues the majority of America and I’m sure HIS state! We should boycott politicians that don’t stand by THEIR promises or submit paperwork that they said they would handle before they got into office!!

  51. BillB Says:

    Citizens is an accident waiting to happen that we all will be involeved in. Citizens has approximately $750 billion in exposure and only $8 billion in claims reserves. Where does the rest of the money come from to pay the claims that are inevitable? Look in the mirror and at your children… it will take years to pay off. A ridiculous move made without a complete understanding of the ramifications… brilliant guvnah! complete

  52. Tina Says:

    Charlie is a sack of monkey crap!

  53. Dave Says:

    Hey Crist,
    You have put alot of people lives in jeopardy.
    Who doesn’t care about the Florida people? Look into the mirror, you egotisitical jerk.
    Enjoy your term, you won’t get another.

  54. CHooks Says:

    Wow.. I have worked for Allstate as an employee for 20 years, and have recently became an Allstate Agent. This really effects our economy. I am truly appalled with Charlie Christ’s statement. Hopefully he will begain to think logically and retract his statement.

  55. Phil V Says:

    I am an Allstate Agent and voted for Charlie Crist…He just lost my vote!

  56. Stadium Guy Says:

    Lets see he’s an FSU grad, supports the Devil Rays in St Pete and their hope for a new Sailboat Stadium, wants to win “Most Popular Boy” in Florida.. oh yeah, and he has screwed the pooch on Prop Insurance and Taxes – wasn’t that his platform? I’m not surprised he’s bashing insurance companies … classic say everything do nothing politician

  57. Phil V Says:

    I am an Allstate Agent and voted for Charlie Crist…He just lost my vote!

  58. In Love with Allstate Says:

    I love allstate. I Hope Allstate insures the govs house pay back is great denied claim. If their is hurricane he will be chased out of town and Allstate will be our hero. Go get um’ Allstate

  59. Jose e. Says:

    Thats pretty funny, whatever you do don’t listen to this crazy blog. Who ever Dara Kam is has no idea what she is talking about. Must have nothing better to do. Allstate is a great company and always will be. All this mess will be resolved shotly no one panic.

  60. Sharon Says:

    I’m working for Allstate because I needed a job and they were kind enough to consider someone who hadn’t been in the job market for years. (I ran my own business for 15 years and then moved to Florida to semi-retire. Since then, the ‘semi’ part of my retirement died because of the tax problems here and the bad contractors who take your money and disappper.) Yes, it was a great move. The weather drew me, as it did many others, the politics and loss of the old nest egg will send me packing. I think instead of picking on Allsate, a company trying to service it’s customers despite all the legislative flip flops that are going on, maybe the governor should concentrate on bringing jobs to Florida.

  61. Rob Says:

    My agent provides excellant service and helps protect my family. Will the governor stand by his comments if i switch and go to an inferior agent who does not care as much as my current agent?

  62. Iddy Burgos Says:

    The press and government has no idea just how horribly this affects all us “little people”.. Us agents who work HARD to get the customers the service, rates and attention they deserve. They think they’re getting “Allstate where it hurts”… In the end, we’ll all be hurting from this!

  63. Angie Says:

    It seems as though Governor Crist is trying to make an example out of Allstate, but by doing so, it is hurting the business owners, their staff and their families! This is having a negative effect on every agency in the state of Florida and, rather than focusing on the Corporation itself, Crist is targeting the subsidiaries of Allstate. Apparently Crist is only trying to stand out in the political world. We all know that he does not care about the citizens of Florida, but only about himself and what he can do to further his career.

  64. V Buck Says:

    I work for an Allstate agent and have for many years. We are respected by our policyholders because we take the time and interest in them and explain their coverages to them. And as far as the so called governer of this State, he is not helping the consumers of the state. Allstate has some of the best auto insurance rates and now again the consumers of Florida are going be paying because Charlie and his hachet boy say let’s hit Allstate where it hurts.

  65. Angie Says:

    It seems as though Governor Crist is trying to make an example out of Allstate, but by doing so, it is hurting the business owners, their staff and their families! This is having a negative effect on every agency in the state of Florida and, rather than focusing on the Corporation itself, Crist is targeting the subsidiaries of Allstate. Apparently Crist is only trying to stand out in the political world. We all know that he does not care about the citizens of Florida, but only about himself and what he can do to further his career.

  66. An Allstate Employee Says:

    Wow, he’s got some balls!

  67. voter Says:

    As an agent and independent business owner, Charlie is not only trying to kill my business and hurt my family but also my employees and thier families. Will he pay our bills when he puts us out of business? We care about our clients and give them our heart and soul. Lets put the carriers writing Auto insurance in Florida in the limelight that have refused to write Home Insurance since after Hurricane Andrew!!!

  68. CATHY Says:

    GOV. Crist, you have really shown your intelligence…you said “too bad” for thousands of Allstate agents!!! What about the thousands of staff they employee. What about the thousands of claim representatives. We have all worked so hard to get through the aftermath of the worst hurricane seasons in history.
    Too bad for you Gov Crist you have just lost the respect of thousands and thousands of people.

  69. An Allstate Employee Says:

    Wow, he’s got some balls!

  70. CATHY Says:

    GOV. Crist, you have really shown your intelligence…you said “too bad” for thousands of Allstate agents!!! What about the thousands of staff they employee. What about the thousands of claim representatives. We have all worked so hard to get through the aftermath of the worst hurricane seasons in history.
    Too bad for you Gov Crist you have just lost the respect of thousands and thousands of people.

  71. Jane Says:

    Christ has a Hard o* for Allstate. They cost insurers millions in the last PIP off/on again. Insurers already shy away from this state.

  72. WILLIAM Says:

    IMPEACH CRIST!

  73. MatR Says:

    Charlie what was you major in college Anthropology? because it obviously wasn

  74. Andrew L Says:

    Allstate is the best insurance company in this state, the products speak for themselves. As for Charlie Christ, it’s sad that a politician can hurt so many people in the process of trying to obtain his political agenda to run for vice president. Like a previous comment said, there’s been little to no follow through with promises. Who did fund your campaign for office Charlie, I hope small insurance companies didn’t, and why aren’t you demanding that State Farm and Nationwide, etc. comply with the same standards.

  75. CMiller Says:

    Gov. Christ, It amazes me that you could make such a statement about a group of small business owners that have worked diligently to provide the best coverage at the best rates available for all our clients insurance needs. We have always been their for our clients. Now with your biased comments you’re putting our livlihoods in jeopardy. SHAME ON YOU. Remember, we are voters too.

  76. wb Says:

    Gov. Crist, As an agent of Allstate Insurance I find it incredible you can defame the ability of our company. To tell people not to write auto insurance with Allstate is extremely bold on your part. Are you also going to say they should fire GEICO, Progressive or any other company that has never offered property insurance in the state. Property insurance is very volatile in the state and your reinsurance program will only work IF you do not have a major storm in the next few years. This was even documented by the Wall Street Journal in April of last year. It is hard to put a fiscal state in jeopardy in a few months but you have done that.

    I hope you will make wiser choices in your statements in the future. I know I will make a wiser choice at the next election, I will not vote for you!

  77. Pat Says:

    Gov. Crist, you are supposedly a well-educated man, however, attacking the employees of Allstate for working for such a “bad company” is one of the most childish responses I’ve ever heard. It’s sad that our governor, who is not delivering on his promises would make such a comment. Pathetic!

  78. SALESPERSON Says:

    In the time that you, Charlie Crist have become Governor, who by the way I voted for, my sales position has been much more difficult because of the extra work brought on by the Emergency Order that was issued by YOU. I had 3 policies for one angry insured because of the confusion. I continued to hope that, as a consumer, insurance rates and guidelines would change because of this. When 500 customers call twice, once because they don’t understand what PIP is and the second time because they don’t understand why their bill now shows an increase and PIP is now back on their policy, I continued to hope for change. So here we are today reading Charlie Crist says TOO BAD AGENTS and SALESPEOPLE, well TOO BAD CHARLIE CRIST. You didn

  79. Pat Says:

    Gov. Crist, you are supposedly a well-educated man, however, attacking the employees of Allstate for working for such a “bad company” is one of the most childish responses I’ve ever heard. It’s sad that our governor, who is not delivering on his promises would make such a comment. Pathetic!

  80. lla Says:

    sure got the focus off the property tax issue didn’t he??

    I sat last night watching all of this unfold and am still in shock. The Allstate agency I work for represents 10 other property companies and as EVERY renewal comes in we make sure our clients have the best rate available– oh and by the way– the clients still with Allstate have an rate NOBODY can touch– who cares what the % of increase was– or was asked for– isn’t it still the bottom line that counts????? I do hope the other companies are watching their backs- and feel for the Florida homeowners-the way this administration is “correcting” the property insurance siutation will turn into a nightmare for all of us.

  81. Repubtallygirl Says:

    Can you say, “one-term”??
    He is the biggest disappointment this conservative as ever seen.
    Plz, for the love of whoever you pray too, SWITCH parties. You, sir, are not a Republican. Just another Dem trying to take over our party with your populists ideas.

  82. Jon Ramsey Says:

    Perhaps Governor Crist should start worrying less about auto insurance rates and put the focus back on his perfectly set hair.
    Maybe he and John Edwards can share gel tips!

  83. sam Says:

    Fire Allstate? Nah……Fire Crist.

  84. KatieB Says:

    Charlie Crist is not hurting Big Corporate Allstate—-he is hurting the Agents, employees, and family members that work for Allstate. They have no control over the rates and now Mr. Crist has practically put 1,200 Agencies and thousands of others that work for the Agent out of business. Good job Charlie Crist—-hope your family never has to go through this.

  85. brenda Says:

    First of all I would like to thank all our valuable & trusting customers that have called to fully support Allstate & staff members!! HOW DARE YOU cause so many family catastrophies
    by issuing such an absurb order to put many more on our already rising unemployment rate–WHO WILL PAY our bills, other innocent taxpaying citizens. I am in the process of becoming a Lincensed Allstate Agent-how ironic that you could be so insenitive to your loyal voters(who won’t vote your butt in office again)You with think that with our economy in such a sad state you would have bigger & better things to do than be singling out the insurance companies. What makes you think you can play GOD and can place judgement on good strong people & companies. Seems to me you need to butt out!!!!

  86. Susan Garcia Says:

    WHAT AN IDIOT!!!

  87. manny chavez Says:

    Mr. Christ : I just saved a resident of “Your State Of Florida $300.00 every six months on his auto insurance. He is happy and you have the nerve to tell people like him to not do business with us. Are getting money from the competition. Since when GEICO started selling homeowners insurance in Florida? How much are they charging for their homeowners policies? Ups I forgot they do not offer it at any price. Mr Christ I HAD high regard for you. HAD is the word.
    Manny Chavez
    One of the people you hurt with you remarks

  88. Matt Says:

    Governor Christ,

    I have had the pleasure of meeting you on several occasions during the 2006 campaign season and since. You have always had my support. Last year when you work hard with the legislature to in act change, I supported you. That being said, I am blow away at your unconscionable and reckless misuse of your position. You are entitled to your opinion, but as Governor, it is outside your bounds to encourage people to buy or not any product or service. You, by the very nature of your position have widespread influence over peoples opinion. Many people will do as you have advised. Stirred up with emotion they may make bad and unadvisable changes that will cost the more in the long run. You are advising Floridian to cut off their nose to spite their face. I understand that you may be angry however you need to separate personal opinion from your role as Governor.

    You are an intelligent man. You know that if half of Allstate

  89. Carol Says:

    I AM A
    HARD WORKING WOMAN THAT WORKS FOR A LOCAL ALLSTATE AGENTS OFFICE. I HAVE
    A HUSBAND AND A CHILD THAT DEPENDS ON MY JOB. SO YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT NO
    CARING AND TOO BAD FOR THE EMPLOYEES THAT WORK FOR ALLSTATE IS INCREDIBLY
    DISABLING TO MY FAMILY!! TOO BAD FOR YOU SINCE I DID VOTE FOR YOU ONCE
    AND NOW I WILL NEVER, NEVER VOTE FOR YOU AGAIN. HOW CAN YOU BE SO
    HEARTLESS!! YOU MIGHT WANT TO TURN AROUND AND TAKE A GOOD LONG LOOK AT
    YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR. YOU MADE PLENTY OF PROMISES THAT HAVE NOT COME
    THROUGH. NOW WHICH KETTLE IS CALLING THE POT BLACK.

  90. brad Says:

    im surprised that someone in a position like charlie’s would make such a statement, i did not vote for charlie christ nor would i even begin consider it now, think about this, 1200 agents in the state lets say an average of 5 employees per agency plus the agent is 7200 voters, plus their families lets say on average 3 people per immediate family is 21,600 votes charlie just lost.

  91. John M. Says:

    I work for an Allstate Agent in Panama City, Florida. It is obvious that everyone is a little frustrated with the insurance market in Florida, including agents. Allstate is a fine company and we strive hard to provide an excellent product. Allstate has been around alot longer than Charlie. Our governer does not have walking around sense in terms of insurance, as well as many other things. In fact, why the heck did we elect him??

  92. Sheila Says:

    I cannot believe that you have the nerve to do this after the platform you ran on. You have done nothing for the state of Fl except now try to destroy hard working people who are not living in the governor’s mansion and making God knows how much money. As my Mother always taught me what goes around comes around. And I am sure you will get your eventually. And I am sure you will not be re-elected. I have been licensed for almost a year now and one of the Best Allstate Agents in the world pushed me to achieve something I thought at 55 was not achievable. Allstate is a family oriented business and I am proud to be a 440 licensed sales rep. for Allstate and I have helped people with so many thinges from small to major. I could write a book on how I feel that Allstate is a great Co. to work for and to have insurance thru. We have many loyal customer who will stand by us thru thick and thin. So as far as you and this crap and that is what it is. You need to get off your high horse and do something that will help the homeless and the sick and needy people of Fl and lay off people who are trying to earn a living Pus unfortuantly paying your salary that you don’t deserve.

  93. SARA Says:

    IT SEEMS LIKE THE GOVERNOR WOULD RATHER I HAVE MY INSURANCE WITH AN INTERNET COMPANY LIKE GEICO. THEY HAVE NO HOME INSURANCE IN FLORIDA, AND HARDLY ANY LOCAL AGENTS. ALL OF THE PREMIUM LEAVES THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND GOES STRAIGHT INTO THE POCKETS OF THEIR STOCKHOLDERS. NO FLORIDA EMPLOYEES, NO SUPPORT STAFF, NO OFFICE SPACE!

  94. Marie Says:

    I work for an Allstate agent and have for some time now, which I have enjoyed,not just working but helping people with there insurance needs. I just can’t believe that the leader of our state has the BALLS enough to want to close and destroy so many peoples lives in just a few words of CRAP! What is going to happen when hurricane season comes and GOD FOR BID Florida gets hit hard again! Are you going to suck up to us then? You have done nothing for this state since you have been in office.YOU SUCK IN OFFICE! you have done not a thing to help ANY insurance company nor the customers nor taxes, oh yeah GAS PRICES!!!! lets not forget that one.But thats okay right Cris, by the way don’t even get on the news and try to say your words of wisdom to get you out of this hole!
    you will never get another vote from me nor my family again!

  95. doris espinosa Says:

    I’m pregnant and having my baby in a week, im proud to work for allstate, chris are you going to starb my baby taking my job from me? thanks

  96. Mindy D. Says:

    I am paying $40.00 a month less then I did with GEICO for better coverage. With Allstate I have a $500.00 deductible vs. a $1000.00. You do the math. Allstate is by far the better company. This is crazy. People can shop around for their own coverage. I did and ended up saving with Allstate. I thought this was America. Who is he to tell me where to spend my hard earned money.

  97. Michael Says:

    This decision totally impacts my wife’s livelyhood as my wife is employed by Allstate. I told her yesterday that I see a class-action lawsuit in the works against the state of Florida once Allstate is cleared of the bogus charges.

  98. Rowena Robinson Says:

    i just moved to florida in April and my IMMEDIATE response to what I have seen regarding his “so called insurance decisions” have absolutely made me realize that Crist will not get my vote as a new florida resident. I am sure once he AGAIN feels the pressure from his residents we will again change his mind about reinstating Allstate’s RIGHT to write policies. JUST like he did with the PIP coverage. He needs to realize how he impact’s the live’s of his Florida residents. He is continually messing with livelyhoods of the residents whether they are the agents or residents of the state of Florida.

  99. brenda Says:

    WHAT A MORON!!!!!!!
    christ, have you had time to sit back & read these blogs? If so are you comprehending everything that we are saying to you? It’s time for you to stand up and give the “GOOD HANDS” Companies the honesty they deserve
    for all their loyalty and support they have given to Florida residents. Your the dishonest person who created a very unfair judgement call. Say GOOD BYE to your position in the great state of Florida. United we Stand, Divided YOU’LL FALL!!!!

  100. Ellie Says:

    How dare you throw stones…. you should know what happens when you live in a glass house. You are the one that cared so much about the state of Fl. that you took PIP away and then decided to bring it back. That really shows your concern for the people of this state and just how little you must know about insurance. If it makes you feel good to attack Allstate than enjoy it while you can because they will rectify the problem ASAP but for you how will you rectify your problem….RESIGN pretty boy and let someone that really cares about this state and people take over.

  101. Jacqui Says:

    I am speaking on behalf of Allstate employees when I say “Thank You” for all of the kind words. I work in Orlando and the orlandosentinal blog is blaming the agents for everything and trash talking to no end. I work for an Agent whose customers really are “In good hands”. So Thank You again for your support and kind words.

  102. Kip Says:

    What kind of idiot did I vote for? Bring back Jeb Bush at least he thought about what he said before he blurted it out. What you have done has lost you re-election or at least my vote. Does Citizens write auto?

  103. Allstate Agent Says:

    I too am a recent Allstate agent appointee and disgusted by the manner in which our govt has conducted themselves. “To bad Allstate,” really what kind of statement is that? How can our “elected” governor just disregard the livelihoods of those who elected him in the first place? He definitely will not have my vote next time around!

  104. Another Allstate Agent Says:

    Check this out!

    http://www.charliecristsucks.com/

  105. Pepe Says:

    I dont know about the rest of you but I love Allstate. Especially my agent Mo in Coral Gables. They give me great rates and excellent service. I saved approx $1800 every six months from the geko company and I have even better personal service. I love my agent Mo and I love Allstate, they are there when you need them..!

  106. ksm Says:

    Wow!! How appalling!! As a resident of New Mexico, I am sorry for the residents of Floida. How could you have elected someone as insensitive and ignorant as Governor Crist? He obviously does not have any common sense. What he did to Allstate’s employees is inexcusable. If I were a resident of Florida, I would begin impeachment proceeding immediatley – if not sooner!! Hang in there Floridians (especially Allstate employees), this too shall pass. Good luck with your impeachment proceedings and I hope you’re more careful in electing a govenor in the future.

  107. John Says:
  108. Tory Says:

    Mr. Crist, Let me ask you this…If I lose my job and my 3 children are affected by this because i work for such a “BAD COMPANY” so you say, will you pay my bills for me? Will you take them to school everyday? Will you make dinner for us every night? Get your FACTS straight before you voice your OPINION. The answer to the questions i just asked you are all NO! You wont do that, so why in the world would you praise the Deparment of Insurance for taking food off my childrens tables? I think i voted wrong.. well either that or you were portraying an actual Republican. I think thats what happend.. Man now i know the meaning of a “WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING” Thank you Mr. Crist, i will go home tonight and explain to my children that mommy might Lose her job!!

  109. Kim Sousa Says:

    Mr. Crist, In response to your statement, I think the state of Florida should fire you! You also are not doing any great service in my view to the citizens and consumers of the state of Florida. I don’t know why the citizens would want to keep you in office. You are the one that seems to be handling yourself in a way that is beyond inappropriate. How embarrassing for you.

  110. Nick Says:

    This is a bad move. Allstate is a good company and has the best service in the business. They have to burn the torch at both ends and serve the customers to the best of their abilities while satisfying thier shareholders. Allstate actually has the lowest rate for me and this is a blow to all the citizens of what used to be the GREAT state of Florida.

  111. Smart Says:

    “The People’s Governor” What a Joke! What about the people now? What about the lives your playing with?

  112. REALLY THOUGH Says:

    It

  113. John Says:

    I cannot believe that Gov Crist can be so insensitive that he can say the things he did. To laugh on TV and say to fire your agent really stoops to a new low. I voted for you but will never again and would support impeaching you. I guess you want to make an example of Allstate because they don’t pay you off like State Farm does at Day on the Hill.

  114. Anonymous Says:

    Mr. Crist has not a clue in world what he is doing in office!!!! He’s the worst Governor this state has ever had, & we as the Citizens should be ashamed for voting him into office. He’s done nothing positive for this state, but create more havoc & problems for every industry not just insurance. He obviously was picked on as a child & is just trying to retaliate at everybody & every company that crosses his path!! One by one he will run this state into the ground if we don’t stop him. And as far as Allstate goes, I have insurance with them & NO other company has been able to beat my rate in 5 years. Hey Crist why don’t you look back at what companies were around when the major hurricanes came through & Allstate was one of the few that picked up the pieces & helped in everyway possible. And where were you….in your luxury home not giving a crape about anyone but yourself!!!

  115. RP Says:

    For Gov. Crist to make such comments towards consumers as to who they should pick as their auto insurer is at the least unethical. His uncaring attitude expressed through his comments shows the true character of the leader of the Great State of Florida.

  116. Trish T. Says:

    Allstate is a great company. Leave the agents out of this since you have the problem with Allstate corporate.

  117. Consumer Says:

    Crist — tell both sides of the story. You are an embarrassment to all floridians. Does it feel good to know you can be the judge, jury and executioner and have the benefit of a public platform to sarcastically and unprofessionally make those inconsiderate comments. Who is next? Who is lining your pockets to speak out in the manner that you have — Is Allstate your escape goat for the many failures and promises you made since in office.

  118. Denisse Noda Says:

    Mr.Crist don’t forget to give us your home address so we can sent our bills for you to pay if we get to loose our jobs!#@$%#

  119. Disappointed Says:

    You must not have very much common sense when it comes to the insurance industry if you do not know that Allstate would not have as many customers as they do if the company were not saving consumers money. Your comments have only caused an uproar among the working class. The fact that you have been so reckless with your statements deters a lot of people from ever reelecting you as Governor. Most people think things through before they speak – you may be able to learn from them. It is one thing to take action against a company, but your slanderous remarks were unnecessary and could be classified as defamation of character. Every action has a consequence, whether good or bad, and I’m sure you will learn that this will ultimately result in negative consequences for you as Governor. I do hope that you are humble enough to retract your statements; however, after reading the below article, I highly doubt the word ‘humble’ could describe you.

  120. Allstate Employee of 22 Years Says:

    All I can say is “SHAME ON YOU”, you arrogant little man. Hope you are proud of yourself for making an idiot out of yourself on National TV. I would really hate to be you right now. If anything, you should have the utmost RESPECT for Allstate and all that it has done for its customers and employees. Why do you think employees have stayed with Allstate for 20+ years and retired from Allstate….because they know how to treat people with REPSECT and they CARE! Do you? I don’t think so. I’m a single female with my own Home and no where to go when the crap hits the fan. Again, like many others, are YOU going to pay my bills so I don’t lose my Home that I worked for so many years to get in the first plce? I think NOT. How can you sleep at night? You are just not Human at all. Good luck to you in the near, and I mean near, future. I would love to see somebody like you crash and burn and then ask YOU how you feel – oh yeah, and then say “Too Bad”. Grow up!

  121. jmb Says:

    Other insurance companies are probably next under the unnecessary scrutiny of Crist & McCarthy. My homeowners insurance quadrupled and I don’t even have Allstate. My auto insurance with state farm is just as high as what other companies quoted me. Allstate is less expensive than Geico, who, by the way are an e-commerce who do not pay Florida taxes. Why vote for Crist?

  122. Allstate Agent Says:

    As a former State Farm employee,I am very familiar with the Day on the Hill payoff. There is a definite correlation to the current events.

  123. Sarah Says:

    I just looked up Charlie Crist in the dictionary…definition was an IDIOT with NO BUSINESS BEING IN PUBLIC OFFICE OR ANY OFFICE FOR THAT MATTER; A TRUE EMBARASSMENT TO THE HUMAN RACE

  124. Agent Lisa Says:

    Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. What cloud are you on? It is very dishardening to read such comments from the leader of our state. I have worked for my Allstate agent for 10 years. Her business has grown because of her dedication, loyalty and service to her clients. I have lived in the Daytona area all my life. Florida is becoming so unfriendly and it is definetly because of politicians like you. You should hang your head low today sir and look in the mirror when you get home. I hope you are enjoying your term. There are how many Allstate agents in Florida, that employ how many legal age voters?? Didn’t the state of Florida approve our rates? Wasn’t your company (Citizens)bankrupt until you had all other property insurers surcharge their policy holders to pay for Citizens? How bad are we??!!!I am in good hands with Allstate!!

  125. sister of an agent Says:

    charlie crist does not care about no one but himself, at the end of the day he’s still getting paid so he doesnt care what goes on w/allstate. my family not only my sister but my family also has worked hard to get my sisters allstate agency up and running and for this charlie to tell her she’s not aloud to sell is crazy. He’s not going to pay her bills. my sister works hard everyday MORNING to NIGHT(not 9-5)trying to do whatever she can to save a dollar for her clients. If allstate wasnt saving anybody money then way do they keep switching over? because they know they’ll be in good hands!!!!!!!!!

  126. MONICA B. Says:

    I am A Staff member for an Allstate Agent and I think Charlie Christ is being very unfair to the Agents and the customers. We have great prices and our office offers excellent customer service because we really care about our Customers and their Families unlike him. He only cares about HIMSELF and his Check book!!! I heard Allstate gave him alot of money towards his election, what an ungrateful man!!!!!
    I shure wont EVER vote for him again for anything

  127. Lynn Says:

    Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, are you kidding me? You of all people have the nerve to say what you said about Allstate. Did I miss something, or are you the the same loudmouth who promised property taxes we could afford along with homeowner insurance rates being reduced. Instead you insult Allstate agents and their employees and tell people that they should fire Allstate. “They seem to handling themselves in a way that is beyond inappropriate” Geez, Charlie, how about you? Talk about irresponsible behavior. Take a good hard look at yourself before your open your mouth nextime!

  128. John Says:

    I am a native Floridian and business owner. I have lived inmy town for 44 years. I have a great Allstate agent who saved me money on my auto and home owners. He has almost killed himself as the hurricanes hit his home, business and clients. Since when is it wrong to make a profit or stay in business and provide for your employees? Citizens, the state’s program, does not perform any better for insureds. How about all the people who threw out furniture and carpet that never got wet and Allstate paid for it after the storms? I agree, make Geico, Progressive and while he is at it any other company who does anything in Florida, write home owners. I am so tired of working hard because of Crist decisions and mistakes or lackof knowledge….PIP off PIP on…give us a break Charlie. Allstate transfered home owners instead of just dropping them when no company has ever done that. The state made them choose by random selection too…The Florida company simply does not have the capitol left to write homes. Hell the state would not even let the Allstate commercial get a 5% rate increase after the storms even though they were the lowest rate for condo association policies. The legislators response is “what is in it for us?”. Crist and his team have taken what a great Governor (Jeb) left them and is running it into the ground! We Miss You Jeb!

  129. suggestiontoallagents Says:

    I suggest we file for a classaction lawsuit, all allstate agents against Charlie Christ and Mccarty, and the state for defamation of character, if it was IMUS he’d have to pay up….that’s what this is all about ..$$$$…Mccarty was just acting like a cry-baby…he looked as if he was having a tempure tantrum….wha..wha wahaaa! Charlie, terribly disappointed in you, this wasn’t a slip of the tonge….you meant it because you reitterated it again this morning…what a fool you are….you act if allstate agents, all Insurance agents are terrorist in the mitigation division…you made a big mistake that may have cost you your career, your liability carrier, the state, and most importantly…the citizens of your state, those that elected you….by the way the clown outfit you wore holloween 2006 suits you well

  130. Brandon Says:

    I agree in the class action suit for Slander and Defamation of Character. I do not know what it would take to get started but I am in, just let me know. Also Communicate with all your staff and agents you know, gas up your vehicles and plan to be in Tallahassee on Tuesday the 22nd.

  131. allstate agent Says:

    I hope everyone posting on here has taken the time to e-mail Crist and McCarty, I have. Otherwise all of these postings will accomplish nothing.

  132. Solomon Says:

    This is absolutely a disaster. We go from Bush to him. As an agent from allstate I have never had a customer bind a policy because it was more expensive. All I can say to crist is 2 million flroida customers and counting, how can you deny that?

  133. BILL Says:

    SO ALLSTATE DID NOT GET YOUR PRECIOUS REPORTS TO YOU ON TIME. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WMD’S? I HOPE NOT BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT TURNS OUT. YOU WILL GET YOUR PRECIOUS REPORTS AND YOU WILL FIND NOTHING AND YOU WILL GO ON LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED. BUT SOMETHING DID HAPPEN. YOU SLANDERED AND TRASHED A GREAT COMPANY. SHAME ON YOU. IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE THE STINK OF THIS DISASTER WAERS OFF. I HOPE IT WAS WORTH ALL THE MUSCLE FLEXING YOU BULLIES ON CAPITAL HILL DISPLAYED

  134. Yvette Says:

    Hey Crist and McCarty, Why don’t you guys star in the sequel DUMB & DUMBER.
    I guess you both like to get your jollies off by raising the unemployment rate with the people that will lose their jobs because of your stupid comments. The next time you decide to make comments about a great company like Allstate you might trying to pull your head out of your a– before you start spouting off sh–.

  135. Mike Says:

    As an Allstate agent, I am delighted to read the entries above. I would also remind everyone that Gov Crist and Citizens lost $700M of Citizen’s money in sub-prime mortgage investment funds. This was reported on Monday. Then Allstate gets crucified on Tuesday. Hmmm…Let me think…. Perhaps the Governor could spend more time trying to figure out who lost the $700M and what we are going to do about it. Thanks again for the positive feedback on Allstate and its agents. We are not evil and neither is Allstate.

  136. Mike Says:

    As an Allstate agent, I am delighted to read the entries above. I would also remind everyone that Gov Crist and Citizens lost $700M of Citizen’s money in sub-prime mortgage investment funds. This was reported on Monday. Then Allstate gets crucified on Tuesday. Hmmm…Let me think…. Perhaps the Governor could spend more time trying to figure out who lost the $700M and what we are going to do about it. Thanks again for the positive feedback on Allstate and its agents. We are not evil and neither is Allstate.

  137. A concerned citizen Says:

    “The Peoples Governor” Yeah Right. He could obviously care less about the people who mistakenly cast a vote in his direction.If you ask me Mr. Crist is using the media to pursue a battle that should clearly be handled in a legal forum. I am so utterly embarrassed to know that we elected this raging idiot into office and that we pay him to spew this nonsensical bullsh*t forth to the masses. I certainly hope that everyone here sees what is actually going on…In the future Mr. Crist is going to make a run for the White House and try to ride the wave of change in doing so…I can hear it now…as governor of Florida I stood up to the insurance companies and sought lower rates and I fought for lower property taxes, blah blah blah…We here in Florida will remember the lies that were told and how he is using smoke and mirrors to distract us from his failures. Surely Allstate, as a corporation, its agents and employees should have some legal recourse. I am appalled that an elected official would have the audacity to stand up and make the ignorant remarks that were heard today.

  138. Lou Says:

    Allstate along with other national companies have formed “pup” companies in this state so they can raise their home owners insurance rates. I personally saved a lot of money on my auto with Progressive over Allstate. Personally, I have never needed to file a claim for both car or home so basically I just send the check out every month…what “service” is everyone getting that is so fantastic? Please tell me!

    Lou

  139. Lou Says:

    Allstate along with other national companies have formed “pup” companies in this state so they can raise their home owners insurance rates. I personally saved a lot of money on my auto with Progressive over Allstate. Personally, I have never needed to file a claim for both car or home so basically I just send the check out every month…what “service” is everyone getting that is so fantastic? Please tell me!

    Lou

  140. Lou Says:

    Allstate along with other national companies have formed “pup” companies in this state so they can raise their home owners insurance rates. I personally saved a lot of money on my auto with Progressive over Allstate. Personally, I have never needed to file a claim for both car or home so basically I just send the check out every month…what “service” is everyone getting that is so fantastic? Please tell me!

    Lou

  141. Beth G. - Voter Says:

    You two, Charlie & your buddy Kevin, should be immediately removed from your positions. This is so obviously is a political, muscle-flexing action. How dare you tell Fla Allstate customers to change insurance companies. You both should be sued for slander, fraud, conflict of interest (who’s greasing your palms?). How discusting and embarassing you are to Florida. Remember, what goes around, comes around. My family and I depend on Allstate for our insurance needs and our livelyhood. Hopefully what will come out of your ridiculous action will be the demand of your resignation. Pretending to care about the citizens of Fla – we’ll see at the next election IF you are still in office and have the balls to run. Sleep easy now…. you’ll be OUT of work and eating your words soon enough. You two are the crooks!!!

  142. Barbara Says:

    “TOO BAD” What kind of a comment is that for an “Educated Person”? that the kind of response I would get from my six year old. Well I know in 2010 we will not have to deal with you anymore. You are trying to blame Allstate for all your shortcommings, but we are not idiots.

  143. An Allstate Employee Says:

    What gives you the right to think you are the authority on anyting. I have been employed by an Allsate Agent for over 8 years he is the most carring and family oriented boss I have ever had. How dare you say we work for “such a bad company” next time try waking up, drinking a cup of coffee and turning on your brain before you run your mouth. I sure would hate to be you right now!!!!!!!!!!!

  144. An Allstate Employee Says:

    I have been employed by an Allstate agent for the past 8 years and I have never had a more carring and understanding boss. How dare you say “too bad they work for such a bad company” Next time try waking up, drinking a cup of coffee and turning on your brain before running your mouth!! I sure would hate to be you right now, you must feel extremely stupid!!!!! Hope you were not counting on re-election

  145. David S. Says:

    As an Allstate agent I have saved my customer hundreds of dollars on every policy. Charlie- What have you saved me on my homeoners insurance and my property taxes? Wait, I can tell you- $86.00 on my taxes and my homeowners went up. Who are you to say” Too Bad”. I have never voted democrat in my lifetime, but when your up for reelection, I will make an exception!!!!!
    Thanks alot, Charlie

  146. David S. Says:

    As an Allstate agent I have saved my customer hundreds of dollars on every policy. Charlie- What have you saved me on my homeoners insurance and my property taxes? Wait, I can tell you- $86.00 on my taxes and my homeowners went up. Who are you to say” Too Bad”. I have never voted democrat in my lifetime, but when your up for reelection, I will make an exception!!!!!
    Thanks alot, Charlie

  147. D.A. Says:

    I have had State Farm as my insurance, and then switched a few years ago to Allstate They are by far the superior company. My Agent actually knows my name when I call, and is never too busy to talk with me. Allstate saved me years ago with all the Hurricanes. I had a check in hand within 72 hrs. Thanks ALLstate for being there when I needed you. Gov. Crist… Sir, you just lost my vote for anything !

  148. D.A. Says:

    I have had State Farm as my insurance, and then switched a few years ago to Allstate They are by far the superior company. My Agent actually knows my name when I call, and is never too busy to talk with me. Allstate saved me years ago with all the Hurricanes. I had a check in hand within 72 hrs. Thanks ALLstate for being there when I needed you. Gov. Crist… Sir, you just lost my vote for anything !

  149. D.A. Says:

    I have had State Farm as my insurance, and then switched a few years ago to Allstate They are by far the superior company. My Agent actually knows my name when I call, and is never too busy to talk with me. Allstate saved me years ago with all the Hurricanes. I had a check in hand within 72 hrs. Thanks ALLstate for being there when I needed you. Gov. Crist… Sir, you just lost my vote for anything !

  150. RS Says:

    I have been insured with allstate since 1988, they were here before and after Hurricane Andrew, what Co. was your insurance with, did you got paid, did your Co. went under? Charlie you defenitly are not there for the citizens you are there for you only, how much money did you got from other co’s it seems that you just didn’t like how much you got from Allstate, your speech was so personal against Allstate that you din’t think all the harm you are causing to the State, we the citizens, the agents and their employees, I thought I had voted for the best governor ever, I just realized I was wrong like so many others, but for sure don’t count for reelection, don’t waste your money.

  151. scott Says:

    I think every agent and customer should email his office and their local papers. Cris failed us already with no real reform for real estate taxes and insurance. His paycheck is guaranteed….is he out of touch? YES! I regret supporting him. My agent is great.

  152. Johnson Says:

    I agree that Allstate has been a solid company for years. But, the governor is trying to follow through with his promise, hence why he is bringing them in over filing to RAISE rates by up to 40%. You are complaining about him not lowering rates, but jumping on him for holding a company accountable and wanting an explanation why they should be able to RAISE rates. Makes no sense. From my understanding, ALlstate isn’t even writing home policies on their paper anymore anyway, and are non-renewing a lot of their business. Nevertheless, I have heard great things about agents and their auto program.

  153. Suzanne W Says:

    Where was the insurance commission on CITIZENS INSURANCE??? Allstate is not a total monopoly as is Citizens… you atleast have a choice to go to many other companies for your auto policy. Looks like good old Charlie wants to be president some day! NOT

  154. Suzanne W Says:

    Where was the insurance commission on CITIZENS INSURANCE??? Allstate is not a total monopoly as is Citizens… you atleast have a choice to go to many other companies for your auto policy. Looks like good old Charlie wants to be president some day! NOT

  155. Suzanne W Says:

    Where was the insurance commission on CITIZENS INSURANCE??? Allstate is not a total monopoly as is Citizens… you atleast have a choice to go to many other companies for your auto policy. Looks like good old Charlie wants to be president some day! NOT

  156. Suzanne W Says:

    Where was the insurance commission on CITIZENS INSURANCE??? Allstate is not a total monopoly as is Citizens… you atleast have a choice to go to many other companies for your auto policy. Looks like good old Charlie wants to be president some day! NOT

  157. Suzanne W Says:

    Where was the insurance commission on CITIZENS INSURANCE??? Allstate is not a total monopoly as is Citizens… you atleast have a choice to go to many other companies for your auto policy. Looks like good old Charlie wants to be president some day! NOT

  158. Suzanne W Says:

    Where was the insurance commission on CITIZENS INSURANCE??? Allstate is not a total monopoly as is Citizens… you atleast have a choice to go to many other companies for your auto policy. Looks like good old Charlie wants to be president some day! NOT

  159. Suzanne W Says:

    Where was the insurance commission on CITIZENS INSURANCE??? Allstate is not a total monopoly as is Citizens… you atleast have a choice to go to many other companies for your auto policy. Looks like good old Charlie wants to be president some day! NOT

  160. Suzanne W Says:

    Where was the insurance commission on CITIZENS INSURANCE??? Allstate is not a total monopoly as is Citizens… you atleast have a choice to go to many other companies for your auto policy. Looks like good old Charlie wants to be president some day! NOT

  161. Suzanne Says:

    Where was the insurance commission on CITIZENS INSURANCE??? Allstate is not a total monopoly as is Citizens… you atleast have a choice to go to many other companies for your auto policy. Looks like good old Charlie wants to be president some day! NOT

  162. kelz Says:

    the nerve of this guy..allstate’s new benefits and features is the icing on the cake when it comes to allstate’s auto insurance. i’ve never had any bad experiences with allstate and this experience is one of them; we should support allstate, their agents and employees because everyone really is in good hands with allstate. allstate has been the insurance my entire family has held for decades and I would never leave them especially now with how this fool has suggested and insinuated that allstate shouldn’t be paid for their outstanding performance and services. i will never vote for this clown and better yet i wouldn’t help him if he were in desperate need of air or water

  163. kelz Says:

    the nerve of this guy..allstate’s new benefits and features is the icing on the cake when it comes to allstate’s auto insurance. i’ve never had any bad experiences with allstate and this experience is one of them; we should support allstate, their agents and employees because everyone really is in good hands with allstate. allstate has been the insurance my entire family has held for decades and I would never leave them especially now with how this fool has suggested and insinuated that allstate shouldn’t be paid for their outstanding performance and services. i will never vote for this clown and better yet i wouldn’t help him if he were in desperate need of air or water

  164. kelz Says:

    the nerve of this guy..allstate’s new benefits and features is the icing on the cake when it comes to allstate’s auto insurance. i’ve never had any bad experiences with allstate and this experience is one of them; we should support allstate, their agents and employees because everyone really is in good hands with allstate. allstate has been the insurance my entire family has held for decades and I would never leave them especially now with how this fool has suggested and insinuated that allstate shouldn’t be paid for their outstanding performance and services. i will never vote for this clown and better yet i wouldn’t help him if he were in desperate need of air or water

  165. kelz Says:

    the nerve of this guy..allstate’s new benefits and features is the icing on the cake when it comes to allstate’s auto insurance. i’ve never had any bad experiences with allstate and this experience is one of them; we should support allstate, their agents and employees because everyone really is in good hands with allstate. allstate has been the insurance my entire family has held for decades and I would never leave them especially now with how this fool has suggested and insinuated that allstate shouldn’t be paid for their outstanding performance and services. i will never vote for this clown and better yet i wouldn’t help him if he were in desperate need of air or water

  166. Disgunteled Florida Resident Says:

    Charlie CHRIST… YOU’RE FIRED.

    GET THE FCUK OUT OF MY STATE, YOU DUMB ASS.

  167. DISGRUNTLED FLORIDA RESIDENT Says:

    Charlie CHRIST… YOU’RE FIRED.

    GET THE FCUK OUT OF MY STATE, YOU DUMB ASS.

  168. Charlie K Says:

    It’s growing more and more evident that I may have voted for the wrong man to be our governor here in Florida. I’ll keep Allstate!

  169. Mary Says:

    Thanks, Charlie for your comments about Allstate! What a slap in the face to all the agents of Florida. My husband’s and my future (along with our house and many employee’s jobs) are on the line. Thanks Charlie. I am glad I did not vote for you. I agree with the slander and defamation of charaacter law suit. I am in…

  170. Bryan K Says:

    I’m not even from Florida, I’m from Ohio, Either this paper is going to run a retraction and find out these were not the words of your governor or this man should be asked to leave office TODAY! I would expect this from a city commisioner or school board member but not the Governor for pete’s sake.

  171. edp Says:

    We offer excellent products, fair prices and top notch value and above all “me & my staff “- let the consumer decide or is this not a FREE COUNTRY without government intervention in daily operating of business?

  172. edp Says:

    We offer excellent products, fair prices and top notch value and above all “me & my staff “- let the consumer decide or is this not a FREE COUNTRY without government intervention in daily operating of business?

  173. Jarrod G Says:

    Is this guy for real??? i have a feeling this goes much deeper than this situation. Maybe he had a claim with Allstate years ago and thought he should of got $2200 for his car but only got $2000 and swore that one day he would get even…guess today is the day…unfortunatly, he is taking thousands of employees down too. HE IS A JOKE!

  174. allstater for life Says:

    why isnt any of this blog in the media, why hasn’t anyone talked about the individuals, the agents, the staff, main office employees, this idiot is hurting, call your local news support allstate

  175. Greg Says:

    I started a group on facebook about the situation. If anyone has an account with them please post your opinions about Crist, McCarty and anything in regards to the situation.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7790513852&ref=mf

  176. jmb Says:

    Bryan K: welcome to FLORIDA!

  177. lla Says:

    The system does work- cudos to the 1st dist ct— we’re back in business–

  178. CHAVEZ HERMOSILLO Says:

    WE ARE BACK!!!!

  179. Jack Mehoff Says:

    almost all the posters here are allstate agents, I am an average homeowner whose homeowners policy was pulled from Allstate in 05 after paying my premimums since 98 w/out a single claim. This was very unfair.

    Screw Allstate, after that I pulled my auto coverage from them and the agent practically begged me to stay with him. I glad Christ did this, I with nothing but Ill upon that company

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