In public, the line has been drawn. Republicans have abandoned Gov. Charlie Crist, who announced that he was running for the U.S. Senate as a nonpartisan candidate, and thrown their muscle behind Marco Rubio.
But for Republican and Democratic legislators in Pinellas County — Crist’s home turf — the choice is not as clear cut.
Of the five members of the Pinellas Legislative Delegation at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, three were Republicans and two were Democrats. No one was ready to throw their name behind any of the candidates, except for state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, who’s supporting Crist.