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Crist, Meek to tour 'Glades together

Now here's a rare photo op: Republican Gov. Charlie Crist and Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, potential future opponents for the U.S. Senate, will share the spotlight Thursday on a tour of the Everglades.

The tour, organized by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, will include Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, too. A news release from Meek's office said: "The tour will launch from Alligator Alley. It will include a briefing on invasive species in parks and wildlife refuges and the attempts to trap and track Burmese pythons." The elected officials also will point to the use of federal economic stimulus money for Everglades restoration.