On the trail with Rubio: Elvis, Stones comparisons and jabs at Alex Sinkby George Bennett | October 29th, 2010
Rubio appeared with chief financial officer candidate Jeff Atwater and agriculture commissioner candidate Adam Putnam in front of enthusiastic crowds at multiple stops today. In Melbourne, where a crowd of more than 500 showed up at a rally in a park, Putnam compared introducing Rubio to “opening for Elvis.” In Daytona Beach, where it was Atwater’s turn to introduce Rubio, he compared his task to opening for the Rolling Stones.
Rubio is spending more time promoting other GOP candidates — and taking jabs at Democratic governor hopeful Alex Sink.
In addition to saying good things about Atwater and Putnam while they shared the stage with him, Rubio put in a word at every stop for attorney general candidate Pam Bondi and her pledge to continue Florida’s lawsuit challenging the individual mandate in the new health care law.
Rubio also promoted GOP governor hopeful Rick Scott and reminded crowds of the flap over Sink reading a staffer’s text message during a commercial break in the last gubernatorial debate.
“Our next governor has to be someone who gets their ideas from common sense — not from a Blackberry,” Rubio said in Palm Beach Gardens. He made similar references in Melbourne, Daytona Beach and Orlando.