Politico reports that Pat Shortridge will be handling the campaign of Dino Rossi, a Washington Republican running in that state’s primary. Shortridge told the Orlando Sentinel he will continue to consult with the Rubio campaign, but his focus will be on the Washington race.
Shortridge said he was hired by Rubio to win Florida’s Republican primary. Given that Rubio no longer has any competition there — Gov. Charlie Crist left the GOP to run as an independent — Shortridge said his work was essentially done. He said Rubio’s success so far has allowed him to assemble a “very capable team” to oversee the general election campaign.