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A month ago, Hugh Hewitt endorsed Ron DeSantis



Hugh Hewitt's interview Monday with Marco Rubio may have been the vehicle for Rubio to run for re-election. Hewitt all but begged Rubio to do it.

But a month ago, Hewitt had another candidate in mind.

"Now Reince Priebus, I want to talk to you about the Magnificent Seven. These are the seven Senate seats that matter to me the most – Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, John McCain in Arizona, Rob Portman in Ohio, Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania, Joe Heck’s challenge in Nevada, and whoever wins Florida holding onto the Rubio seat. I endorse Ron DeSantis. I know you stay out of that. But those seven Senate seats are going to decide whether or not Mitch McConnell remains the leader. How confident are you feeling about those races? And do you have the GOTV and the money to deliver assistance, along with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, obviously, to those magnificent seven campaigns?"

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:49pm]


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