October 12th, 2010
06:15 PM ET
11 years ago

Schwarzenegger endorses Crist

(CNN) - Florida's independent Gov. Charlie Crist has received another endorsement in his bid for the state's open Senate seat. This one came from California's Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger endorsed Crist via Twitter, writing "Our country needs someone like him in DC right now."

Crist responded in a statement to supporters, acknowledging Schwarzenegger's bipartisan work on environmental issues and thanking him for his support.

Recent polling has Crist trailing Republican candidate Marco Rubio by double digets. Crist and Rubio will face Democrat Kendrick Meek in the November election.

Filed under: 2010 • Arnold Schwarzenegger • Charlie Crist • Florida
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. diridi

    FL is another CA then...epidemic decease...spreads in nation...

    October 12, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  2. terry, va

    Go away Schwarzenigger. You ruined California. You don't need your ignorant input on screwing the country up more.

    October 12, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  3. Albo58

    With so many, many problems facing California, perhaps Arnold should concentrate on fixing those instead of endorsing a complete charlatan like Charlie Crist! Washington needs a lot of things, but another Obama rubber stamp ain't one of them!

    October 12, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  4. Kenneth Close

    Well if Arnold says so, what else could an idiot like me do?

    October 12, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  5. rickg

    Two of the worst governors to ever serve in the US teaming up. Makes a lot of sense.

    October 12, 2010 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  6. the real ib

    If I was Crist I wouldn't tell anyone; just look at the rino's record; state is broke. Mr Rino has done such a great job as gov. I'm sure he could help Crist.

    October 12, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  7. Darth Vadik, CA

    Our California closet Democrat speaks, LOL
    Geez Arnold, you girly man, LOL,

    This freak Arnold started off his Governorship by taking aim at nurses, teachers and firefighters as a TRUE CRAZY Republican, because their God is MONEY.

    Then he got his butt handed to him in a special election and ever since then we haven't heard a peep from him, except that he is a centrist (AKA as crazy Left wing fringe to Republicans), so now nobody likes him, because we Democrats still remember what he tried to do.

    Arnold should have just stayed in the movies, but dreams of Reagan Grandeur...

    This is why I don't want Brett Favre to retire from football, he will go into politics too, become a crazy conservative, and then I will have to call him out on his RIGHT WING craziness. Favre please don't retire...

    October 12, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  8. Dennis

    Lot of good that will do. This race is over.

    October 12, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  9. Barry

    Arnold is a liberal what can you expect. He is no more a Republican than Lisa Murkowski or Charlie Crist. He is also a failed governor. The good People of California need a Governor with Business experience. If they elect Jerry Brown following Arnold they may find themselves a island. Nobody is going to be happy about bailing California out of bankruptcy.

    October 12, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  10. Johnny

    Gop/Tea party are much too extreme. I trust Arnold's judgement. GOP has sold its soul to the Tea party and it will soon regret it....

    October 12, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  11. Willy Brown

    I voted Arnold but not for the RINO you are backing. My vote was for ending the progressive dream Obama had for America.

    October 12, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  12. Dave

    why listen to Arnold, he can't run CA.

    October 12, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  13. Clwyd

    Wow, Arnold is smarter than I thought! He isn't like the rest of the rat pack repulsive republicans! He isn't the zombies we have been seeing voting "NO" to everything!

    October 12, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  14. voter2

    Crist is the flippiest of floppers who should lose again and then golden parachute out to a position with Arnold

    October 12, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  15. vic nashville tn

    We know that we need Gov. Charlie Crist in DC we are in 2010 I voice won’t heard

    October 12, 2010 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  16. tlmoon2112

    All the more reason to vote for Rubio. I left California to get away from the mess that Schwarzenegger has helped create. That state is very close to a complete economic collapse. The last thing we need is for the policies of pot smoking leftists in Cali to be brought to Florida. Crucify the Crist!!!

    October 12, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |