Will GOP leaders shun Crist at sine die?by Dara Kam | April 29th, 2010
It’s a tradition for most governors – including Charlie Crist – to join lawmakers on the fourth floor rotunda after the ceremonial sine die hankie drop marking the end of the legislative session.
But some important GOP leaders might be missing this year, if newly-non-party U.S. Senate candidate Crist drops by.
“I will not be seen anywhere in public with the governor. I will not be participating in anything with the governor,” said House budget chief David Rivera, a Marco Rubio supporter and Miami Congressional candidate.
“I don’t think there’s any real serious discussion” of Republican House leaders boycotting the sine die ceremonies, House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala said.
“He is still the duly-elected governor of the state. He just happens to be a candidate with no party affiliation running for the U.S. Senate. We still have to respect that and if the presiding officers decide that we want to go out there and do the sine die, I’ll be there,” Cretul said.