TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes his first campaign appearance with Marco Rubio after handing him his endorsement for Florida's open Senate seat.
Romney and Rubio are scheduled to appear at the Dr. Blaise F. Alfano Conference and Banquet Center in Tampa on Monday.
Crist endorsed Sen. John McCain over Romney in the 2008 presidential race. Romney says he respects Crist, but that "Rubio's proven record of conservative, principled and idea-driven leadership is what Florida needs now."