Charlie Crist to hold young professional fundraiser Friday in the ‘burg

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Charlie Crist invites young professionals to join him for a St. Petersburg fundraiser on Friday, May 23.

The event begins with a host reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a general reception at 6 p.m. at the Calypso Rum Bar, 217 Central Ave.

Suggested contributions are $100. To be included as an event host is $1,500, and the maximum allowable contribution for an individual or business is $3,000.

RSVPs can be made online. Contributions by mail can be sent to Charlie Crist for Governor, PO Box 1067, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

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