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
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.