Inhofe Breaks With NRSC, Backs Rubio Over Crist | Talking Points Memo

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) endorsed Marco Rubio in the Florida GOP senate primary this afternoon. Inhofe is the second conservative senator to buck his party’s national senate committee, which has already announced its public endorsement of Rubio’s primary opponent, Gov. Charlie Crist.Earlier this year, Rubio picked up the backing of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who has been a regular fundraiser for Rubio and hosted him in D.C. over the summer. Like DeMint, Inhofe is a hard-right conservative.

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