May 12th, 2009
03:21 PM ET
11 years ago

Alexander backs Crist Senate bid

(CNN) - Senate Republican Conference Chair Lamar Alexander was quick to endorse Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's Senate run Tuesday.

"The thought of Governor Crist becoming Senator Crist is welcome news," the Tennessee senator said in a statement. "Three years into his first term as Governor, he's the most popular elected official in Florida's history because of his outstanding career as a no-nonsense attorney general, a progressive education commissioner, and a fiscally conservative chief executive who last year led Florida to its largest property-tax decrease ever. The U.S. Senate needs Charlie Crist, and I'll do all I can to help him get there."

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  1. oliveoyl

    Isn't it Gov Crist that Sarah Palin had an issue with on the 2008 campaign trail!?!
    I thought I had read somewhere that she refused to campaign along side of him ...

    May 12, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  2. Mari( maybe one of my comments will be posted)

    @ Ellen....... thank you for your comment. I applaud you for letting us know what's going on in FLA.

    Hoping that Florida turns completely........... BLUE!

    May 12, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
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