Gallagher Bashes Crist for gay publicationâ€™s endorsement by Mitch E. Perry09/01/06
With only 4 days before Election Day, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher may need a miracle to defeat Charlie Crist in the GOP Primary. Today, Gallagher demanded that Crist denounce his endorsement by a gay publication in next week's governor's primary.
Gallagher ridiculed Watermark magazineâ€™s labeling Crist a "moderate" and praising his support for same-sex civil unions. Gallagher, who pushed steadily hard to the right in campaign appearances today, is desperately trying to close what a Mason Dixon Poll released yesterday shows is a 22 percentage point lead for Crist with just four days before the election.
Tom Dyer is the Publisher of Watermark, a newspaper for the gay and lesbian community in Tampa and Orlando. He says Gallagherâ€™s remarks are indicative of why he did NOT get an endorsement from the publication (roll tape#1 o.q.â€? for Florida right nowâ€?)
Thatâ€™s Tom Dyer, publisher of the Watermark, a newspaper for the gay and lesbian community published in Tampa and Orlando.
When Charlie Crist was told by reporters about Gallagherâ€™s comment that he reject the endorsement of the Watermark, Crist responded, â€œI don't reject support. I'm in the business of trying to get support. I've got an election Tuesday and I want to get all the support I possibly can.â€?