From NBC's Mark Murray
In the Florida GOP Senate contest, the latest high-profile Republican to endorse Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist -- as Crist apparently mulls an independent bid -- is former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Says Cheney in a press release:
Charlie Crist has shown time and again that he cannot be trusted in Washington to take on the Obama agenda because on issue after issue he actually supports that agenda. Lately it seems Charlie Crist cannot be trusted even to remain a Republican. I strongly urge him to either stay in the Republican Primary or drop out of the race. The only winners from an independent bid by Crist would be Barack Obama and Harry Reid.
I am proud to stand with Marco Rubio and I urge all Florida Republicans, regardless of who you have been supporting, to unite behind him.