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Crist, Scott Get More Help From Political Powerhouses

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) - With the Florida governor's race between Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist is in a dead heat, both candidates are receiving campaign help from some political powerhouses.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is returning to help Scott's campaign. According to a schedule released, Christie will join Scott at three events on Thursday in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie.

The events include a citrus-industry meeting at 10 a.m. in Vero Beach, a private event at noon in Port St. Lucie and a rally at 2 p.m. at a campaign field office in Vero Beach.

This is not the first time Christie campaigns with Scott; the two toured Northwest Florida and South Florida together earlier this year.

Not to be outdone, Crist is getting help from First Lady Michelle Obama. She will join Crist on Friday in Orlando for a campaign rally at 1:30 p.m. in the Barnett Park Gymnasium. The event is meant to motivate supporters to hit the polls.

The move comes after Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden campaigned for Crist on Monday.

A new survey by StPetePolls found 44.1 percent favored Governor Rick Scott and 43.1 percent favored former Governor Charlie Crist.

Crist and Scott are scheduled to have their second debate on Wednesday, October 15th at Broward College's main campus in Davie. CBS4 is hosting the event which will be televised across the state.  If there is an issue you you like the candidates to address 'd like to submit a question for the candidates, go to CBSMiami's Facebook page and submit your question. CBS4 anchor Eliott Rodriguez may ask it during the debate.

"The News Service of Florida contributed to this report."


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