Names in the News: Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio


Publication Date: May 2009

Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Tyler Evilsizer

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: senate; campaign donations; crist; rubio

Type: Report

Coverage: Florida


On May 12, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Mel Martinez. Crist joins several other Republicans seeking this seat; most notable is former Florida Speaker of the House, Marco Rubio.