Scott, Crist Campaigns Focus On Voter Turnout

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida’s Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick Scott are spending the final days of their campaign urging people to get out and vote.

Both began Friday at restaurants on opposite sides of the state — Crist at a diner in St. Petersburg where he used to eat as a child and Scott at a restaurant in a Ponte Vedra Beach strip mall.

Crist stopped at every table and spoke with people, engaged in pleasant conversation and asked if they’ve already voted. There were no speeches, no mentions of his opponent — just using his charm to win votes.

Scott stopped at a few tables but soon worked his way to the back of a room and stepped behind a microphone, where he launched into criticism of Crist.