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Crist files papers in governor's race

Published July 20, 2006

TALLAHASSEE - Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist officially joined the field in the governor's race Wednesday, filing qualifying paperwork and paying the fee to put his name on the ballot for the Sept. 5 Republican primary.

Earlier in the week, state Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher also qualified on the Republican side, and Democrats Rod Smith and Jim Davis qualified for the Democratic primary.

Crist's sister, Catherine Crist Kennedy, an administrator at St. Petersburg College, was by his side as he paid his fee. Crist also brought along Escambia County school superintendent Jim Paul; Judith Braxton, a middle school reading teacher; and some representatives of the unions that represent police officers and state troopers.

[Last modified July 20, 2006, 05:25:19]

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