Showing that independent-minded governors of sunny coastal states ought to stick together, Arnold Schwarzenegger has endorsed Charlie Crist for Senate in Florida.
The California governor tweeted his backing Tuesday while traveling in Europe.
"I endorse Gov @charliecristfl for Senate. Great leader, works with both parties, and our country needs someone like him in DC right now," Schwarzenegger wrote on his Twitter page.
Crist tweeted back: "@Schwarzenegger – I'm honored to receive your endorsement. Thank you for the kind words my friend."
Later Crist released an official statement underscoring his appreciation for the Governator's support, Miami's New Times
"Governor Schwarzenegger has led California through extraordinarily difficult times in a bipartisan way. We have worked together on such crucial issues as reducing climate change and promoting alternative energy. I'm honored to have the support of this independent leader," Crist wrote.
The two governors have a lot in common. Both were moderate Republicans who found themselves alienated by their increasingly conservative party.
ditched the GOP in order to run as an independent for Senate. He's trailing Republican Marco Rubio, the Tea Party favorite.
While he's endorsing candidates across the country, Schwarzenegger has yet to announce his support for one of the candidates vying to replace him. Republicans wonder if he'll back the GOP's Meg Whitman, Democrat Jerry Brown, or just not make an endorsement at all.
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