Marco Rubio Knocks Old Rival Charlie Crist as 'Consummate Political Opportunist'
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., ripped into old rival former Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday. Crist announced on Monday that he was running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Rick Scott in 2014. Rubio caught Crist in the 2010 Republican U.S. Senate primary, chasing the then-governor out of the GOP and to continue his bid with no party affiliation. Crist joined the Democrats at the end of last year.
"Floridians have a clear choice between a governor with a proven record of job creation, and a consummate political opportunist that can't be trusted,” Rubio said. “ Charlie Crist's governorship was underwhelming, to say the least. Rick Scott has proven himself very capable of cleaning up after Charlie's mess, creating jobs, and restoring Floridians' hope about the future."