Governor Crist makes a move on a new Miami mayor
(commonsense305) Straight from the Riptide Live blog of the November 3rd City of Miami elections:
7:00 — Polls just closed. Miami Mayor candidate Regalado has told media he’s already heard from Governor Charlie Crist about stimulus spending, before polls closed. Apparently, if elected, the two will meet next week. But Charlie Crist thought he’d win the senate primary with no problem, so we’re not sure if he’s the best political forecaster.
Continuing discussion describes:
“In anticipation of Regalado’s victory, Florida Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist placed a phone call early last week and made plans for the two men to brainstorm together about ensuring the city of Miami obtains additional federal stimulus funding. Politically this is a good start for Regalado, since it will provide the city an opportunity to use state funds on infrastructure; however, it also is a clever move on Crist’s part, since he needs to find a way to counter the challenge being brought to him in the Senate race by Marco Rubio. Not surprisingly, by cementing a bond with a new Hispanic mayor at the witching hour of victory, Crist can hope to win additional support in Rubio’s back yard.”
“He said he heard earlier this week from Gov. Charlie Crist, and they plan to meet next week to discuss how Miami can snare a greater share of federal stimulus money.”