As expected, the Club for Growth endorsed Marco Rubio over Gov. Charlie Crist today for the U.S. Senate. What remains to be seen: How much money are we talking about?
The roughly $1 million that the group spent to knock out a moderate Republican in an upstate New York congressional race won't go as far in the nation's fourth largest state.
Still, this is a big deal for the Rubio campaign and will help it level the playing field. The endorsement is probably the most tangible reward for Rubio crossing the $1 million mark last quarter.
"The Club for Growth PAC has spent months studying this race, and we have concluded that either Charlie Crist or Marco Rubio would be heavily favored to win next November against likely Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek,'' said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said. "The only question now is what kind of Republican will Florida send to Washington next year: a pro-growth Republican with a record of fiscal conservatism or a big-government Republican with a record of tax increases?"