Marco Rubio Reels in Support of GOP Leaders
After U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., finished second ahead of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in South Carolina and former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., exited the race, the GOP leadership is increasingly getting behind the senator from the Sunshine State.
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., who was the GOP’s presidential candidate in 1996 and the vice-presidential candidate back in 1976, announced he was backing Rubio. So did Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson which is a big endorsement since Arkansas will hold its primary on Super Tuesday next week. Also now backing Rubio is longtime Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest serving Republican in the Senate, who had been behind Bush.
After the Nevada caucus on Tuesday, the race expands to the national level with more than 10 states holding primaries on Super Tuesday. Polls show Donald Trump is leading the GOP pack.
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