The latest Herculean task facing our state is replacing Mel Martinez in the US Senate. Here is the latest, in case you missed anything, which you would be forgiven for because it’s easier to follow the Iliad:
Gov. Charlie Crist flew to Miami Tuesday afternoon to vet former U.S. Attorney Roberto Martinez for a U.S. Senate appointment, less than 24 hours after U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart took himself off the short list.
Crist and Martinez, a close confidant who helped oversee the governor’s transition into office, talked for about 45 minutes at the Signature Flight building near Miami International Airport.
Late Tuesday, Crist announced he would interview Jacksonville state Rep. Jennifer Carroll and University of North Florida President John Delaney on Wednesday, both in Jacksonville.
Bloggers for Change believes Democrats already having an established candidate in Charlie Justice, in the event Crist picks St. Petersburg Congressman Bill Young, who is getting the hometown push from the editorial board of the St. Petersburg Times.