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NRSC website lists Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek as candidates for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, but not Marco Rubio

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In March, TPM reported that Sen. John Cornyn sounded downright regretful today when explaining why he’s sticking to his early endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, despite a surge from conservative darling former state House Speaker Marco Rubio as the two slug it out in the Republican primary.

“I’m not going to do anything to change that. I think I’m honor-bound to leave it as it is. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to be spending any money in the primary, doesn’t mean we’re going to be saying anything bad about Marco Rubio,” Cornyn said. He complimented Rubio’s strength and said he didn’t mind the Republican was raising money in the key presidential primary state of South Carolina.

So if Cornyn has had a change of heart, why does the NRSC website leave off Marco Rubio as one of the candidates running for the US Senate in Florida. Of course the site lists Charlie Crist, but it also lists Democrat Kendrick Meek. But not Rubio, the candidate leading Charlie Crist by 29 points in the latest poll.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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