August 28th, 2009
01:56 PM ET
14 years ago

Rubio calls Crist's Senate pick 'disappointing'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Marco Rubio is running for Senate in Florida."](CNN) - Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, who is running as a more conservative alternative to Charlie Crist in the state's Republican Senate primary race, called the governor's appointment of George LeMieux to the U.S. Senate "disappointing."

"This is a disappointing pick for Florida," Rubio said in a statement e-mailed to CNN Friday. "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," he said.

Filed under: Charlie Crist • Florida • Marco Rubio
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    That is what we need more conservatism.
    Why don't the firefighters use diesel fuel to put out fires too.

    I'm being sarcastic for you that don't get it.

    August 28, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. Jonathan, Florida

    Amen! The Florida GOP needs to get behind Rubio real quick and real strong!

    August 28, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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