Caption contest: What is Matt Dixon texting in this picture of John Thrasher and Charlie Crist?

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist embarked on a bus tour of the state Wednesday aimed at touting his plan to restore what he says are Gov. Rick Scott’s cuts to education funding.

On the second leg of the barnstorming, Republican state Senator John Thrasher rebutted Crist’s proposal that more of the state’s budget surplus should be devoted to schools.

In this photo, Thrasher and Crist, both alums of Florida State University, appear to be sharing a laugh, while Naples Daily News reporter Matt Dixon bangs away on his smartphone. This candid shot, courtesy of James Call, cries out for a caption contest.

Leave your caption in the comments section and do your best to answer either what Thrasher and Crist are laughing about or what is Dixon texting.

Winner will receive a $25 gift card to either Cassis in St. Petersburg or 101 Restaurant in Tallahassee.

Material from the News Service of Florida was used in this post.


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