TALLAHASSEE — Facing a roomful of reporters Wednesday, Florida’s Republican candidates for U.S. Senate offered a glimpse of what’s ahead in their campaigns when the heat is on: dodge and weave.
Former House Speaker Marco Rubio, who surged ahead in the polls this week and got a boost in fundraising, refused to answer several questions about his record from reporters and editors at the annual Associated Press meeting Wednesday. Instead, he talked about his anti-government, anti-tax agenda while offering few specifics.
His opponent, Gov. Charlie Crist, offered his trademark rosy view of state government, highlighted his plan to cut $100 million in corporate taxes and boost the education budget with money from a troubled gambling pact.