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Gov. Crist to host State of State dinner

Gov. Charlie Crist wants to start a new tradition Monday. On the eve of his first State of State address, he will host a State of the State dinner. It will include 100 or so of his closest friends and supporters, and he's invited one member of each news organization.

By contrast, former Gov. Jeb Bush invited the guests that planned to attend his State of the State speeched to a meet and greet in the governor's office for coffee and bagels on the morning of the speech.