Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said his committee would back billionaire Jeff Greene if he wins the Democratic primary, but may not fully contribute to his cause.
Some Democrats have floated a variety of scenarios in which the party could embrace Gov. Charlie Crist (I), who holds comfortable leads in polls for the general election, instead of Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) or Greene, who both trail in the three-way general election race.
Menendez said the DSCC would support the nominee — but that money might be a different story. He reiterated that the party currently supports Meek, who addressed Senate Democrats at a caucus lunch on Tuesday.
“We always support whoever is our nominee at the end of the day,” he said. “I expect that to be Kendrick Meek. And, you know, until it’s different, we’re with Kendrick Meek and we’re doing everything we can to help him.”
Asked specifically if the DSCC would embrace Greene, Menendez said, “We always support our nominees. Now ‘support’ has all different connotations to it. I don’t spend money everywhere I have a nominee, because I don’t have that much money.”