The most Conservative member in the Senate (according to National Journal’s 2007 rankings) is backing Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is set to become the first sitting Republican senator to back Marco Rubio’s long-shot candidacy against Gov. Charlie Crist in the Florida Senate primary, the latest sign of conservative unrest over the Washington establishment’s support of the Florida governor.
According to sources familiar with the talks, DeMint will throw his support behind Rubio, a 38-year-old former Florida House speaker who is positioning himself as the conservative alternative to Crist, in a Tuesday announcement in Washington.
From further down in the article:
Since the National Republican Senatorial Committee gave the moderate Crist a coveted endorsement last month, some conservative activists have been sharply critical, but the NRSC says it gave the popular Crist its blessing knowing he’d have a much better shot in the general election than the lesser-known Rubio.
Yeah, who needs principles anyway? Good for DeMint for shunning the NRSC.
Here again is a reminder of what Marco Rubio is all about: