Charlie Crist, who earlier this month announced he was leaving the GOP in order to run for the US Senate as an independent, is reportedly having trouble getting any support from fellow elected officials who have taken the independent route.
NYC Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson told the paper that rumors Bloomberg would endorse Crist were “false” and the chances of the mayor helping Crist out were “zero.” Wolfson said: “Mayor Bloomberg was very disappointed that Gov. Crist vetoed an excellent education bill and has no intention of endorsing him.”Crist announced in April he would abandon his bid for the Republican nomination and run as an independent.
And Bloomberg isn’t the only independent keeping his distance from Crist.
Earlier this month, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) told The Hill he and Crist “have agreed to keep in touch” but didn’t say anything about an endorsement.
Lieberman, who kept his Senate seat by running as an independent after he lost the Democratic nomination in 2006, said he and Crist talked about running as an independent but an endorsement wasn’t specifically discussed.
Crist has yet to garner the endorsement of any high-profile group of independent voters or an independent elected official.