First on CNN: Rubio backs GOP Senate candidate in Colorado
May 2nd, 2014
01:21 PM ET
7 months ago

First on CNN: Rubio backs GOP Senate candidate in Colorado

Washington (CNN) – Cory Gardner, the all-but-certain Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado, picked up a marquee national endorsement on Friday.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a likely contender for the 2016 presidential nomination, is urging his supporters to contribute to Gardner's bid to unseat Sen. Mark Udall.

"Cory has been a leading conservative advocate for limited government and lower taxes in Colorado and is the kind of person we need in the United States Senate," Rubio says in the message sent to his Reclaim America PAC email list.

A two-term congressman from Colorado's conservative 4th Congressional District, Gardner is the second 2014 Senate candidate Rubio has endorsed, after Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton.

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Gardner's decision to enter the Senate race in March, and his ability clear out a field of GOP opponents, was seen as a win for Republicans who are trying to expand their map of potential 2014 Senate pick-ups, even in Democratic-leaning states like Colorado.


Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Cory Gardner • Marco Rubio
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    Who cares what Marco thinks? He's no kingmaker. He won't even stand behind his immigration bill.

    May 2, 2014 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    This Cuban dude has no clout not charisma, he is like Peeyuish Zinol, and that Canadian idiot.

    May 2, 2014 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA – Take Back the House
    Who cares what Marco thinks?
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    On a scale from 1 – 10? I'm going with 0 interest in Marco Rubio; what he thinks; where he's last been; what his presidential ambitions are; and whatever else comes our way re: Marco Rubio

    May 2, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Gurgyl

    This Cuban dude has no clout not charisma, he is like Peeyuish Zinol, and that Canadian idiot
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    Now, now Gurgyl.
    Wannabes have to stick together.
    This is just like that loser wannabe Mittens going around the USA backing other wannabe losers.
    Let those boys have their fun.

    May 2, 2014 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. salty dog

    Takes a real maverick to endorse a candidate who's all but a guaranteed a win. Man, does anyone in the gop have even a shred of integrity? I would honestly be embarrassed to admit voting for a Republican.

    May 2, 2014 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. KD Phoenix

    If Gardner had half a brain, he'd ask Rubio to STOP HELPING!!!

    May 2, 2014 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. NamejJK. SFL. VOTE THE GOP ANTI-HEALTHCARE PARTY OUT iN NOVEMBER AND THE NEW RNC CHAIRMAN CLIVE BUNDY SHOWING THEIR TRUE COLORS

    Rubio , the GOP CLOWN from Florida better WORRY about HIS own realection in FLORIDA!!!this moron better stay home , he only represents the teaparty IDIOTS and the Cubans ,what about the REST of Florida residents . Rick Scott and most of the useless GOP bought and paid for Florida legislature will be KICKED OUT in November and if YOUR on the ballot in November , so will you clown!!!!!

    May 2, 2014 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Why? Guns Over People teatards hate Rubio.

    May 2, 2014 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  9. Dead Bear

    Did he take a massive gulp of water before he endorsed him?

    May 2, 2014 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  10. TONE

    Marco Rubio the joke that keep on joking.

    May 2, 2014 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |