Fla. Governor Picks Friend to Fill Senate Seat By - August 28, 2009 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Bypassing better-known Republicans, Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida chose his top political adviser to fill the Senate seat given up by Mel Martinez. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrintGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Opinion Kavanaugh and Trump: Two predators, two liars FUBAR A virgin in high school? Kavanaugh claims he was Analysis Kavanaugh’s ‘dark side.’ Not properly investigated or vetted?