|Published:||May 25, 2010 10:14 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 25, 2010 7:14 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican and Democratic politicians alike say newly independent Gov. Charlie Crist and Florida's tourism agency haven't done enough to counteract misconceptions about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
At a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, state Sen. Don Gaetz questioned why Florida hasn't deployed $25 million from BP PLC to promote the fact its beaches are unaffected. The Niceville Republican said the few ads the state has run don't focus on the Panhandle, which has suffered the most tourism losses due to unfounded fears about the spill.
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, a Democrat, agreed with Gaetz. Crist said it's easy to point fingers and that BP money cannot be used until it arrives - possibly later Tuesday.
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