Bob McDonnell on Charlie Crist's Endorsement of President Obama: Just One Vote


Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell dismissed former Florida GOP Governor Charlie Crist's endorsement of Obama this morning on "This Week," calling it just one more vote for the president in the Sunshine State.

"Governor Crist's endorsement adds one more vote in Florida and that's it," said McDonnell, chair of the Republican Platform Committee. "He's wrong on about every other point."

Crist, now an independent, endorsed President Obama and took a shot at the GOP today in the Tampa Bay Times.

"[A]n element of their party has pitched so far to the extreme right on issues important to women, immigrants, seniors and students that they've proven incapable of governing for the people. Look no further than the inclusion of the Akin amendment in the Republican Party platform, which bans abortion, even for rape victims," he wrote.

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry lashed out at Crist following the endorsement.

"Today we have seen a repugnant display from a self-centered, career politician. While the people of Florida, and thousands of visitors who've traveled here, are facing an emergency, Charlie Crist has demonstrated, yet again, that his political ambition will always come first," Curry said in a statement.

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