Crist’s Our Man! « The Washington Independent
Josh Kraushaar reports that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will go back on its word from last week and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) when he announces his bid for the U.S. Senate. It’s one of several Senate races where the party has drafted or is trying to draft a moderate Republican to shove aside a more conservative challenger who’s already in the race — the other races are in Pennsylvania and California, with former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey and State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, respectively, challenging from the right.
One interpretation of this is that the NRSC is endorsing a politician who supported the economic stimulus package — and appeared in Florida with President Obama to support it — to replace one who opposed it, Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.).