Chris King, wife reminisce over first date, backward ball caps in new digital ad

Chris and Kristen King

Ahead of the final debate between Democratic candidates for Governor, Orlando-area businessman Chris King, running fifth in most polls in the five-way race, tried a new tack in reaching voters.

Namely, the personal appeal — with his wife by his side to recount the details of and have a few laughs about their adolescent courtship.

“So I met her when I was 15. She was a lot older woman,” King recalled, leading to wife, Kristen, noting that she had to pick him up for their date.

King also divulged that he complimented the color of her eyes, though got the color wrong.

Additionally, the two agreed that backward baseball caps, a feature of their early courtship, were no longer acceptable attire.

King faces long odds as Democratic undecideds are deciding, and choosing other candidates in recent polls.

According to St. Pete Polls, Congresswoman Gwen Graham has 29 percent support, while Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene is up on former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, 23-19 percent. King and Andrew Gillum are, per the poll, off the pace.

Only nine percent of those surveyed are undecided.

King is spending money, but time is short, and voters seem to know what they want more clearly in each poll.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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