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So much for that Crist-Meek forum

Charlie Crist was supposed to appear with Kendrick Meek at the Forum Club in West Palm Beach tomorrow, but now says he won't attend after all. He's skipping it  out of solidarity with the local stagehands union which is battling the Kravis Center and was planning on picketing the event.

Crist: "I deeply regret being unable to attend tomorrow's Forum Club meeting - a meeting I have attended on numerous occasions in the past, and truly enjoy. An extensive labor dispute has been brought to my attention, and given these difficult economic times, I call on Congressman Meek to join me in standing up for Florida's working families by not crossing the picket line. The Forum Club is an esteemed organization, and I look forward to addressing them in the near future."

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