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Charlie Crist’s ’07 bromance: Dave Aronberg’s a rock star

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Remember this Charlie Crist ‘s endorsement of Aronberg in 2007:

“About anything Sen. Aronberg does is important to me,” gushed Gov. Charlie Crist about Greenacre’s Dave Aronberg.

“The guy is brilliant. I mean, he’s almost a rock star. I have such great respect for him. He’s just a good, decent man. Almost everything I can think of that he has ever promoted or pushed has been something I’m able to support gladly.”

Um, actually, the question Crist was responding to was about a particular Aronberg bill that would deal with the problem of sexual predators living under a bridge in Miami for want of available housing beyond 2,500 feet of a school or bus stop.

What did Crist think of that Aronberg bill (SB 2646)? “Well, I need to review it a little bit more, but given the sponsor? I’m sure it’s probably very good.”


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