Sen. Ru­bio en­dorses Rom­ney, calls for end of pri­mary bat­tles

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

Sen. Marco Ru­bio, Florida Re­pub­li­can and the fre­quent ob­ject of spec­u­la­tion for both the 2012 vi­cepres­i­den­tial nod or a pres­i­den­tial run in 2016, will en­dorse for­mer Mas­sachusetts Gov. Mitt Rom­ney for the party’s pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion.

Mr. Ru­bio said it’s in­creas­ingly clear that Mr. Rom­ney will win the Re­pub­li­can nom­i­na­tion and that it’s dam­ag­ing to con­tinue a pri­mary fight that he said, at this stage, only helps Pres­i­dent Obama.

In an in­ter­view Wed­nes­day night on Fox News, Mr. Ru­bio said he thinks Mr. Rom­ney has earned the nom­i­na­tion.

While com­pli­men­tary of the other Re­pub­li­can can­di­dates, the Florida se­na­tor said he’s con­vinced that Mr. Rom­ney will gov­ern as a con­ser­va­tive and will per­form head and shoul­ders above Mr. Obama as a pres­i­dent.

While Mr. Ru­bio has been men­tioned as a po­ten­tial run­ning mate, he told Fox News that his heart, mind and fo­cus re­main on the Se­nate and that he doubts he will be asked to join a Rom­ney ticket.


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