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Rubio Slams Crist Appointment

3:38 PM, Aug 28, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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A statement from Marco Rubio on Charlie Crist's appointment of his former chief of staff and campaign manager to the U.S. Senate:

"This is a disappointing appointment for Florida. George LeMieux is a talented political operative and the governor's best friend, but that doesn't make him the right choice to represent Florida in the Senate. Governor Crist had a wealth of consistent and principled conservative candidates to choose from, all of whom would have been a reliable check and balance on the excesses of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda."