Club for Growth Edging Toward Rubio Endorsement
Adam Smith reports out the not-so-secret rumor that the Club for Growth wants to endorse Marco Rubio in the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Florida.
David Keating, executive director of the Club for Growth, said the group is eager to examine the details of Rubio’s report, including how much he’s spending, but, “We’re certainly going to a closer look at getting involved in this race…If he can sustain that rate, I think he’d have enough money to get his message out and have a good shot at winning,” said Keating, noting that a Club for Growth endorsement can bring more than $1 million to a campaign.
“If we come to the conlcusion [sic] that we think it’s a winnable race and we make that recommendation, I wouldn’t be surprised if our members donated that kind of money,” said Keating, who said Charlie Crist is expected to meet with the group later this month.
The tipping point might be Rubio’s $1 million fundraising haul for the last quarter, not as much as Crist, but enough to stay in the game.