Rubio Hits Crist for Florida Senate Appointment
Marco Rubio, the conservative underdog in the 2010 GOP primary for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, tells CNN that Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) made a “disappointing pick” when he appointed his friend and adviser George LeMieux to the seat.
George LeMieux is a talented political operative and the governor’s best friend, but that doesn’t make him the right choice to represent Florida in the Senate. Governor Crist had a wealth of consistent and principled conservative candidates to choose from, all of whom would have been a reliable check and balance on the excesses of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda.
Crist’s decision has gotten him some rare universally negative attention from the Florida press, but Rubio hasn’t pushed the issue past this statement.