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Crist Lobbys Obama to Support Cat Fund

February 11th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Backstage at the town hall meeting in Ft. Myers yesterday, Governor Charlie Crist spoke to President Obama about supporting a national Catastrophic fund to cover hurricane risks. Crist says the response was favorable.

“I took the occasion, as we met privately, to advocate for it,” Crist said. “And he campaigned for it favorably during the course of his campaign. And fortuitously, Rep. Ron Klein was there as well, so we brought him into the conversation, as well as some other members of Congress to advocate on Florida’s behalf in that regard for insurance purposes. So that worked out pretty well.”

Obama championed a national cat fund during his campaign.



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