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.
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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.
Who cares what Marco thinks? He's no kingmaker. He won't even stand behind his immigration bill.
This Cuban dude has no clout not charisma, he is like Peeyuish Zinol, and that Canadian idiot.
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Who cares what Marco thinks?
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
This Cuban dude has no clout not charisma, he is like Peeyuish Zinol, and that Canadian idiot
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.
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.
If Gardner had half a brain, he'd ask Rubio to STOP HELPING!!!
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!!!!!
Why? Guns Over People teatards hate Rubio.
Did he take a massive gulp of water before he endorsed him?
Marco Rubio the joke that keep on joking.