Published: Oct 31, 2010 4:53 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 31, 2010 1:54 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist is employing President Barack Obama's famous "Yes We Can" campaign slogan as he heads toward the finish line in Florida's three-way U.S. Senate race.
      
Crist, who is running as an independent since leaving the Republican Party in April, trails the Republican nominee, Marco Rubio, in the polls going into Tuesday's election.
      
At an early morning stop Sunday at a senior citizens residence, Crist responded "Yes we can" after former state Rep. Addie Greene said the election was not about Republicans or Democrats, but moving Obama's agenda forward.
      
Crist also stopped at two black church services where he described himself as a "common sense, no nonsense" social moderate and fiscal conservative.

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