At USF Charlie Crist bashes Rick Scott over 2011 high-speed rail rejection
Former Governor Charlie Crist made a campaign stop at USF in Tampa Thursday in an effort to win back the governors mansion. Crist spoke to students urging them to vote in the universitys student body election.
Afterward he briefly spoke to reporters about plans for the aging Howard Frankland Bridge over Tampa Bay and how it should be used to further mass transit initiatives in the region. Crist said it would have been a great way to connect to high speed rail that was rejected by current Governor Rick Scott in 2011.
Crist only spoke to reporters for about three minutes. .Crist has made several book signing stops across the state, but has only just recently taken up active campaigning for governor. Crist said he doesnt think its a late start and believes he stands a good chance at unseating Rick Scott this year.
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"Number 1, you be nice to the President of the United States, that would be a start, and then you would also utilize common sense instead of nonsense. When the United States government says we want to give you high speed rail so that I-4 isn't so clogged up, and we don't have as much carbon and we keep the climate that much more clean the right thing to do is to say 'yes'. Just do what makes sense. 2.4 billion dollars Governor Scott rejected. Rick Scott, I should say, rejected. That's just not right. People get that, they understand it. That was the first real evidence I got that something terribly wrong had happened in the governor's office in Tallahassee with Rick Scott."