Crist starts out by referencing a phone call from Meek. Here’s what happened, sources say: Crist started calling Meek a lot in days leading up to the CNN/St. Pete Times debate Sunday in Tampa. “He was basically phone banking him,” a source told us. After the debate, Crist approached Kendrick. The spoke very briefly. The calls kept coming and that evening, Meek called Crist, who did not answer.