Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rubio says he would welcome an endorsement from Sarah Palin

From The Hill's Blog Briefing Room, Jordan Fabian reports that Florida Senate hopeful Marco Rubio would be happy to have the endorsement of 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin:
The conservative insurgent candidate challenging Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) said that Palin's endorsement would be more than appropriate because they agree on nearly every issue.

"I can't think of anything her and I disagree with off the top of my head," he told CBS News in an interview.
The former governor of Alaska has not yet endorsed a candidate in Florida's Republican Senate primary race. According to The Fix's Chris Cillizza, Palin spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton has said that it's way too early for the former governor to be making any primary endorsements, and her focus is on her nearing Going Rogue book tour and a number of high profile media appearances.

In the Florida contest for a U.S. Senate seat, Gov. Charlie Crist is the GOP establishment candidate, with backing from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. But Rubio, with the support of grassroots conservative activists, has emerged as a serious challenger to the moderate Crist.

More from the CBS News Rubio interview here.

- JP


  1. It is still early in the process, although disappointingly Ileana Ros Lehtinen, Mario & Lincoln Diaz Balart have already endorsed Charlie "Green Iguana" Crist...

    Jeb Bush has not pronounced yet, the primary is next September, it would be a double whammy for Rubio to get Jeb and Palin!!!

  2. I believe we are going to see a lot more primary challenges next year, and a lot of requests for Gov. Palin's endorsement. It would be great to see some of the dead wood, and RINO's replaced by Palinistas.

  3. Trust--when this purging really starts to roll in coming primaries (and it will), Sarah will be viewed as having been ahead-of-the-curve. She's smart like a fox, kids.

    For what it's worth, an informal Fox News poll from last night put her at no. 1 (30%) when people were asked who could beat Obama in 2012. Huckabee at No. 2 (29%). Just passing it along.

    And to think: she's "merely" been tinkering with Facebook, so far. Wait'll people actually get a chance to see her and hear her again in the coming months.