Governor Continues To Back Obama On Recovery


President Barack Obama is introduced by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at a town hall style meeting about the economy, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida's Republican governor says the GOP
should be willing to work with Democrats in a time of economic

Charlie Crist is taking some heat from those in his party who
say he's too supportive of President Barack Obama's economic
stimulus bill.

Appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Crist says that
he's willing to give the new president "a shot" and to try to
help make his economic recovery plan work. The package passed
Congress with almost no Republican support.

According to Crist, the key for the GOP to regain power in
Washington is doing what's right for Americans. He says that means
taking an approach to governing that is compassionate and fiscally
conservative and marked by common sense.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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