Reporting from Washington – — California's Republican governor is endorsing independent candidate Charlie Crist in the high-profile Florida Senate race.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, traveling in Russia, tweeted his support Tuesday afternoon.
"Great leader, works with both parties, and our country needs someone like him in DC right now," Schwarzenegger wrote of Crist, who abandoned the GOP in the face of a strong challenge from the right in Marco Rubio.
Crist quickly replied, also on Twitter saying of his gubernatorial colleague: "I'm honored to receive your endorsement. Thank you for the kind words my friend."
Schwarzenegger and Crist have shared a common cause on major issues that put them at odds with their party, including climate change and President Obama's stimulus program. It was Crist's support for the latter that ultimately doomed his Republican candidacy for Senate.