Sen. LeMieux calls on Crist to return GOP money

Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.), the man Gov. Charlie Crist (I) appointed to the Senate, said Tuesday that the Republican-turned-independent governor should return the money he received from Republican donors for his Senate campaign.

Asked about Crist's decision to return some $9,600 in contributions from indicted former state party chair Jim Greer, LeMieux said, "There are a lot of Republicans who would like to have their contributions back too," according to the Orlando Sentinel

LeMieux is Crist's former chief of staff and managed his gubernatorial campaign, but the interim senator parted ways politically with his old boss after Crist left the GOP.

Several former Crist backers have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to get their donations back from the Crist campaign.