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Brown-Waite breaks ranks to endorse Rubio

In a coup for underdog Senate candidate Marco Rubio, he has received an endorsement from a sitting member of Congress: Republican U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite of Brooksville.

In a knock at the frontrunning Republican for the Senate, Gov. Charlie Crist, Brown-Waite said in a statement, "Originally, I had not planned to endorse in this race, but as the challenges facing our nation and Florida grow more severe, times demand someone willing to make hard choices. Washington needs leaders with solid conservative beliefs and the courage to do the right thing. Marco Rubio does not try to be all things to all people."

Brown-Waite's support gives Rubio a trophy to present at his appearance tonight at The Villages, a sprawling retirement community in central Florida that has become a must-stop for GOP candidates.

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Janice

Brown is not someone I would want an endorsement from. Most people in her own home county of Hernando did not even vote for her when she managed to unseat Karen Thurman. And the only reason Brown Waite won was because they (she had involvement in drawing her own district)changed the boundaries of that Congressional district and included the Villages. The people who knew her the best, did not vote for her. That is very telling. She suddenly seems to be pandering to the right wing. I guess she now thinks that Governmnet should e allowed to make decisions in your personal life. She is the typical sneaky politician.

She may be pandering to the religious right of the Villages, but its sure going to be hard for her to come back to the center for the rest of her district. Isn't time for her to get out of politics? If most of her dist was re-apportioned the right way, instead of the partisan way, she would not be re-elected. Go home Brown Waite and give the people a break.

Gerry

No Party needs a member who doesn't really reflect the ideas of that Party. But really, in Charlie's case, it doesn't even matter: he has NO ideology. He just wants to get elected, always to something higher. He's just an empty-suit climber.

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