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TALLAHASSEE, FL. 8/28/09-LEMIEUX CH08-George LeMieux, left, former chief of staff to Gov. Charlie Crist, right, listen to reporter's questions after Crist announced he will fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Mel Martinez, Friday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. LeMieux replaces Martinez who resigned the post and will serve a little more than a year in the role. Crist is running for the U.S Senate seat and hopes to win it in the November 2010 election...COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO