Rubio discusses Sansom, reflects on political goals

05/19/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Despite Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer’s public backing of Charlie Crist in his Senate primary against Marco Rubio, local GOP organizations continue to rebel.

Yesterday the Palm Beach County Republican Party passed a resolution urging the state party to “publicly guarantee a level a playing field among all credible Republican U.S. Senate candidates."

The Pasco County Republican Party agreed.

That same feeling could be spreading to the governor’s race, where Agriculture Secretary Charles Bronson is expressing interest in getting into the battle, despite the very public display of affection for Bill McCollum by Party Chair Greer yesterday in Orlando. Greer said yesterday he would ask the state executive committee to endorse McCollum, which the Miami Herald reports would require a unanimous vote by the executive board and 60 percent approval from the remainder of the state executive committee.''

In the second part of our three-part interview with Marco Rubio conducted last Friday, WMNF asked about Ray Sansom, the man who briefly succeeded him as Speaker of the House. Sansom was forced to step down as House Speaker earlier this year because of several related scandals; he was indicted by a grand jury last month and charged with official misconduct.

Please join us tomorrow night for the final segment of our interview in which Rubio acknowledges that socialism is already taking place in some ways in the U.S. He also explains why he wants to be elected to contain it in Washington.

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