California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) endorsed Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for Senate on Tuesday, praising him for his ability to work across the aisle.

"Great leader, works with both parties, and our country needs someone like him in DC right now," Schwarzenegger said on Twitter.

"I'm honored to receive your endorsement. Thank you for the kind words my friend," Crist tweeted back.  

Crist is running as an independent against Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek. Recent polls have shown Rubio in the lead by between 7 points and 15 points.