Fla. congressmen rescind endorsement of Crist

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Posted: Dec 22, 2009 3:37 PM

Lately, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has been having a tough time in his bid for U.S. Senate, and he's experienced another setback.

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart confirmed Tuesday he and his brother, U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, have rescinded their endorsement of Crist for the Republican primary.

Mario Diaz-Balart declined to say why they were rescinding their endorsement. He would say only that they notified Crist weeks ago and that he "left them no choice."

Mario Diaz-Balart said it's the first endorsement they've rescinded. The congressman said he had no plans to endorse another candidate.