Crist Elected Florida's Next Governor

ST. PETERSBURG -

MARTINEZ: There's someone I've gotten to know really well on the campaign trail. He's going to make a great governor for the state of Florida. Will all of you please help me welcome the governor-elect of the state of Florida... Charlie Crist.

Sen. Mel Martinez introduced the governor-elect, who was joined by members of his family on the stage at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. In his victory speech, Crist thanked Jim Davis for a well-fought campaign, and looked to the future.

CRIST: Our finest hour is upon us if we work together for the betterment of this great state and our people. And we will do it with civility and with great respect for those who may differ with our ideas, but who share our desire to make life better for every Floridian.

Crist said the cornerstone of his administration will be less taxes and less government.

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