The money from the National Republican Senatorial Committee is the maximum the party can spend in coordination with Mr. Rubio. A party official said the money will be devoted to television ads at a time that is agreeable to Mr. Rubio’s campaign.
Mr. Rubio is in a three-way contest with Democratic Rep. Kendrick B. Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, a former Republican now running as an independent. Mr. Crist had been the GOP’s chosen candidate in the race until Mr. Rubio, a “tea party”-backed candidate, outdistanced Mr. Crist in the polls.
For the NRSC, the financial support represents the second infusion of money into a tight Senate contest. Last week, it agreed to spend $3.4 million in the Senate race in Illinois in coordination with Republican candidate Rep. Mark Steven Kirk.
From wire dispatches and staff reports
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