Crist submitted a YouTube question for the CNN/YouTube Republican presidential debate.
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (CNN) - Florida’s Republican governor is getting into the YouTube act.
The Republican Party of Florida today unveiled a question submitted by Governor Charlie Crist for tomorrow night’s CNN YouTube debate, which is being held in St. Petersburg.
The debate, which is a first for the Republican presidential candidates, features video questions submitted from YouTube users from across the country and around the world.
“I asked a simple question to the Republican presidential candidates - a question that has a significant national impact but also has strong ties to the State of Florida and our people,” Crist said in a statement. “Would they, as candidates for President of the United States, support a national catastrophe fund similar to Florida’s hurricane catastrophe fund?”
Florida has a state hurricane catastrophe fund and Crist is one of the major proponents of a national version of that fund.
CNN and YouTube received 4,926 submissions to the debate through Sunday night.
– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser