April 5, 2010

Rudy Giuliani exacts revenge on Charlie Crist

by Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor


In 2006, Charlie Crist talks to Rudy Giuliani while running for governor. In 2008, Giuliani didn’t get Crist’s backing.
In 2006, Charlie Crist talks to Rudy Giuliani while running for 
governor. In 2008, Giuliani didn’t get Crist’s backing.

Back in 2007 and early 2008, Rudy Giuliani spent so much time campaigning for president in Florida he was like a houseguest who wouldn't leave. And a big part of Giuliani's Florida-is-everything strategy was the expectation that super popular Gov. Charlie Crist would endorse him.

That never happened, of course, as Crist not only pulled the endorsement Giuliani had banked on, but threw his support to John McCain just before Florida's crucial GOP presidential primary.

Now it's payback time. Giuliani on Monday is expected to campaign in Miami with Crist's U.S. Senate rival, Marco Rubio. "Marco Rubio is one of the Republican Party's true rising stars," Giuliani said. "He's a bold leader who will bring common sense to Washington where it's badly needed." . . . [Full Article]

TAGS: Rudy Giuliani, Marco Rubio, Charlie Crist, revenge, Florida politics

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