Marco Rubio lauds Ander Crenshaw as “true champion of our military”
Marco Rubio in Jacksonville [AG Gancarski]

Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio, early in his political life, volunteered for the ultimately unsuccessful 1994 gubernatorial campaign of Ander Crenshaw. With Crenshaw having announced that he will not run for re-election, Rubio issued a statement Wednesday.

“Throughout his career in public service,” Rubio wrote, “Ander Crenshaw has represented the people of Florida with honor, distinction and results. When I was just starting to get involved in politics, I proudly volunteered for his campaign for governor and have many fond memories from that time. He’s fought hard to make sure our military remains the preeminent force in the world and is always prepared to defeat the national security threats against our people.”

Jacksonville residents know Crenshaw’s commitment to Jacksonville’s military, and that fact is not lost on Senator Rubio, who called Crenshaw a “true champion of our military men and women, particularly those who have served at military installations across the Jacksonville region throughout his career.”

“Eventually,” Rubio notes, “the goals of increasing our carrier fleet, rebuilding our Navy and bringing a nuclear aircraft carrier to Jacksonville will be achieved, and it will forever be an important part of Ander Crenshaw’s legacy.”

“For the past five years, it has been an honor to serve with Ander Crenshaw in Washington, representing our constituents and working on the many important national security issues facing our nation. I wish him and his family the best as they begin the next chapter of their lives,” Rubio concludes

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


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