Charlie Crist names running mate by Mitch E.Perry

09/13/06

In what some are perceiving to be move reaching out to conservatives in his party, GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist today named Cape Coral Representative Jeff Kottkamp to be his running mate.(roll tape#1 o.q.�and Florida will too�)

The 45 year old Kottkamp hails from a Republican part of the state. He was elected in 2000. His district includes Lee and Charlotte Counties. (roll tape#2 o.q.�for the people of Florida�)

Not surprisingly, The Florida Democratic Party is slamming the selection.

Mark Bubriski is a spokesman for the Florida Democratic Party (roll tape#1 o.q.�gonna hurt him�)

Among the votes that Democrats are already criticizing Kottkamp for include voting against a stem cell research bill, against children’s health care, FOR increasing telephone rates, and for intervening in the Terri Schiavo case.

Jim Davis is scheduled to name his running mate tomorrow morning in Broward County

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