Florida Alliance of Retired Americans endorses Charlie Crist for governor

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A major Florida non-profit senior advocacy group is endorsing Charlie Crist for Governor.

Representing more than 200,000 members statewide, The Florida Alliance of Retired Americans (FLARA), actively pursues legislation and public policies supporting both current and future retired Floridians.

“On behalf of seniors across this state, we are proud to endorse Governor Crist as the next Governor of Florida,” said FLARA President Tony Fransetta said in a statement released Friday. “His entire career, Governor Crist has been a tremendous advocate for seniors. He cut property taxes and utility rates and made prescription drugs more affordable and we know this is exactly what he will do again as governor.”

Crist responded by saying he was “humbled” by the endorsement.

“As Governor, I will continue to fight for seniors who have been left behind under Rick Scott,” Crist said. “As part of my jobs plan, Fair Shot Florida, I have promised to expand Medicaid to help bring healthcare to nearly one million Floridians.

“A strong Florida requires investments in all – ensuring the middle class has a fair shot at success, funding our schools so our students can thrive and ensuring our seniors have the services they need to live long, healthy lives,” he added.

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