Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL) just suffered a setback in his Senate primary, in which he’s been the establishment candidate against the more conservative former state House Speaker Marco Rubio — with two top Florida Congressmen now rescinding their endorsements for Crist.
Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, two brothers who are big names in the Cuban-American Republican community, have now taken back their endorsements — though they aren’t saying exactly why. “We take our endorsements seriously, but the governor knows why we withdrew and he left us with no alternative,” said Lincoln Diaz-Balart, who added that he and his brother are unlikely to endorse anyone else in the race.
Lincoln Diaz-Balart also said that the decision was made weeks ago, and is not related to Rubio’s numbers in recent polls, which have him either tied or only narrowly trailing Crist.