U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio also happens to be Miami-Dade's Republican state committeeman, which means he has a vote in the Feb. 20 election for the next chair of the Republican Party of Florida. He's been mum, however, about who he will support.
A sign of his loyalties, however, can be found in the relationship between one of his top allies, state Rep. David Rivera, and candidate Sharon Day of Fort Lauderdale.
Rivera made no secret of the fact that he was in close touch with Day following Jim Greer's resignation last month. Today he was less forthcoming: "We've been friends for 15 years, and I talked to her when all this was going down,'' he said.
Day wouldn't say she had his endorsement. "We're friends. We go way back. He's been very helpful in dealing with some of this stuff. I'm not a politician. I'm am activist.''