Charlie Crist talks up ‘2020 plan’ to reduce poverty in South St. Pete on House floor

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Although he’s been accused by some critics of getting off to a slow start in Congress, Charlie Crist seems to be intent now on doing the work that is expected of him in representing Pinellas County in Congress.

Crist appeared at a town hall type meeting on Saturday in South St. Pete to hear about some of the issues that plague that part of the community, and on Tuesday he went on the floor of the House to speak up for the ‘2020 plan’ to eradicate poverty in South St. Pete.

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at