Pensacola connection to Rubio

The Miami Herald and St. Pete Times are reporting on the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate between Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio. They reporting that the Pinellas Republican executive committee is scheduled to hold a straw poll Monday where Rubio is favored to emerge as the preferred U.S. Senate nominee of Crist’s home county. Read more.

Quoted in the article is Alberto Martinez, former staff director for Rubio. Alberto is married to Sarah Zieman, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steve Zieman of Gulf Breeze. Sarah and Alberto now have a son who was born four hours after Alabama won the BCS championship.