Miami, Florida (AP) --
Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek has rejected the endorsement of the Sierra Club after the environmental group also endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist, who is seeking the seat as an independent.
The Miami congressman rejected the co-endorsement Thursday (Oct. 7), calling it an insult to the state's environmentalists.
Meek said he has constantly supported environmental causes,
while Crist supported oil drilling off Florida's beaches until the
BP spill made that politically impossible.
The Sierra Club said it's supporting Meek and Crist because they
are stronger on the environment than Republican Marco Rubio.
Rubio has said he is open to offshore drilling and that he
doesn't believe humans are causing global warming.