Oct 17, 2014 4:02 PM

Michelle Obama stumps for Charlie Crist in Florida

The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) First lady Michelle Obama headlined a rally of 700 supporters for Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in Orlando, urging them to "knock on some doors for Charlie like you did for Barack."

Crist drew laughs in referencing the uproar dubbed "Fangate' earlier in the week during a debate with Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Scott didn't initially take the stage after of a dispute over whether former Florida Gov. Crist could use a portable fan.

Crist joked, "It's right here" in pointing to the fan beneath him at the podium Friday.

Mrs. Obama said help of people like Crist during her husband's first term were beneficial in the progress he made on initiatives like women's rights and health care. Crist was a Republican when governor, but is running this time as a Democrat.


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