Gov. Romney gives Crist $1 million
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gave the Republican Party of Florida $1 million to help elect Charlie Crist as governor, saying Sunday that Florida is one of the most important states in national politics and Gov. Jeb Bush's policies need to continue. Romney, who is considering a run for president in 2008, said the check from the Republican Governors Association is the largest the group has donated so far in any state. "This is the highest priority state for us," said Romney, who chairs the RGA. "We have a couple of others that are in this category, but nobody's higher than Florida." Democrats and Republicans have said this year's governor's race between Attorney General Crist and Democrat Jim Davis could give their party an edge in the 2008 presidential election, saying that as goes Florida, so goes the nation.