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Former Gov. Crist's portrait unveiled at Capitol

April 18, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

TALLAHASSEE (AP) - Former Gov. Charlie Crist returned to the Capitol for the unveiling of his official portrait.

Crist, the state's 44th governor, left office in January. He told friends gathered in the hallway outside his former office Monday that the opportunity to serve was a privilege greater than he could have ever imagined and the event was meaningful for him and his family.

The portrait was painted by Jeffrey Bass, the same artist who painted former Gov. Jeb Bush's portrait.

Afterward, Crist said, "I'm very pleased with how it turned out and I'm very humbled by it."

Gov. Rick Scott, who praised Crist for his optimism and his help during the transition, told Crist he looks forward to seeing the portrait when he comes to work each day.



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