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Rubio announces support for Gunter



U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is throwing his support behind Republican Bill Gunter in the race for Florida House District 36 in west Pasco County.

Rubio said he's endorsing Gunter, a presbyterian minister, because he understands the needs of Pasco citizens.

"Bill Gunter knows what's important to Pasco County," Rubio said in a statement issued by Gunter's campaign. "(He) will work to grow our economy, help create jobs and preserve the American dream for our kids and grandchildren."

Gunter is running against Democrat Amanda Murphy. The election is Oct. 15.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 5:50pm]


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