Monday, January 11, 2010
Marco Rubio Wins Pinellas Straw Poll 106-54 Beats Crist on his own turf
Marco Rubio defeated Charlie Crist in the REC straw poll held tonight in Pinellas county.
Pinellas county is the home of Charlie Crist and this must be a huge blow to his campaign efforts thus far.
Marco Rubio has successfully defeated Charlie Crist in every single straw poll held in Florida over the past year.
Marco Rubio comments on tonights win!
Miami, FL – U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio issued the following statement regarding tonight’s Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee straw poll victory (106-54):
“I continue to be humbled by the outpouring of support for our campaign. Tonight, Pinellas County Republicans joined a growing chorus of Floridians voicing their support for our vision built on the timeless conservative principles of limited government, traditional values, free enterprise and individual freedom.
“Like Republicans all over this state who have stepped forward to stand with us, Pinellas Republicans understand that the way to rebuild a united, strong and expanding Republican Party is to stay true to the mainstream values all Republicans and most Americans share. Tonight’s vote reaffirms what I believe to my core: principled conservatism doesn’t just win elections, it provides a proven and successful path for governing and policy-making.”