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Romney To Endorse Rubio In 2016 Republican White House Race: Report

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Romney To Endorse Rubio In 2016 Republican White House Race: Report

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gestures as he speaks at the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in San Diego, California

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Republican presidential nominee will endorse Marco Rubio in the race for the party’s presidential nomination, Huffington Post reported on Sunday.

The endorsement came on the heels of Rubio’s second-place finish in Saturday night’s primary in South Carolina, where he edged out rival Ted Cruz for the No. 2 slot, the website reported, citing unidentified Republican sources.

Romney will join a list of so-called establishment endorsements to back the first-term U.S. senator from Florida, including South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who endorsed Rubio days before the state’s primary.

(Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

Photo: Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gestures as he speaks at the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in San Diego, California January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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5 Comments

  1. Eleanore Whitaker February 22, 2016

    Well of course Romney of the Cayman Islands cash stash is putting his money into Rubio. From Miami Syndicate to money in the Caymans…and this is news?

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  2. Nick February 22, 2016

    Rubio is the perfect puppet or robot for the job. That’s why big donors will support him. Then, it’s the same old politics as usual. Nothing is getting done and the country continues to go down the drain. Trump or Carson is the best candidate for president.

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  3. Whittier5 February 22, 2016

    There is a commonality here – both are 1st Gen Americans. RMoney’s father, the great George Romney, was born in Mexico of Mormon fundamentalist refugees.
    The Rube’s father was a Castronista, who took a break from guerrilla warfare for some R&R in a Florida college. And over-stayed his visa.

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  4. Joseph Kelsall February 22, 2016

    Romney’s support will be the kiss of death to Rubio!

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  5. Paul Bass February 23, 2016

    “and it’s too late, baby, it’s too late…”

    Like Rubio has even a gnats chance against Trump…

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