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Abraham, Charlie and John — Walsh touts Crist at GOP Lincoln dinner

Friday, March 19th, 2010 by George Bennett

VERO BEACH — At the Indian River County GOP’s Lincoln Day dinner Thursday night, down-in-the-polls Gov. Charlie Crist offered this observation about proto-Republican Abraham Lincoln:

“You know, when he was running for reelection for president, nobody thought he’d win. He was down in the polls. That happens from time to time.”

Crist paused and got a few laughs, then continued: “But he pulled it out, because the people trusted him and they understood. And he said something at Gettysburg that we all should never forget…”

Crist was introduced by America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, who is looking beyond Crist’s 2010 U.S. Senate race.

“We need Charlie Crist in the U.S. Senate. I have a game plan for him. I want him to go right on the Senate Judiciary (Committee), with Patrick Leahy and Orrin Hatch, etc, etc. I want him to kick some ass up there on the Judiciary. He has 22 years of experience. He’s run everything you can on a state level and then I figure he’d be a very good candidate for United States president.”

‘America’s Most Wanted’ host John Walsh endorses Crist for Senate

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 by George Bennett

VERO BEACH — America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh is backing Gov. Charlie Crist’s Republican U.S. Senate bid and is scheduled to appear with him here at tonight’s Indian River GOP Lincoln Day dinner.

Crist is wrapping up a day of governing and campaigning here at The Club at Pointe West, where he’ll deliver the keynote speech at the Republican repast.

Crist toured the St. Lucie River and Estuary this morning (“magnificent,” he called it) with former state Senate President Ken Pruitt and Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Sole, then visited Indian River State College in Fort Pierce for an economic development roundtable. He then attended a $500-a-head fund-raiser with Walsh before coming to the Lincoln Day dinner.

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