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Dean Cannon endorses Rubio, calling him 'the future of the GOP'



Former House Speaker Dean Cannon is endorsing Marco Rubio.

"The time is now for the Republican Party and fellow conservatives to come together behind a candidate who can lead us to victory in November," Cannon tells the Tampa Bay Times. "We have seen how the country has suffered under the Obama administration, and now we need to spread the word for how we can prosper with a leader like Marco Rubio in the White House. The future of the GOP lies with Marco, and the path to defeat Hillary Clinton begins with him winning Florida and ultimately the nomination."

Cannon had backed Jeb Bush, as did most of the other recent speakers, and current speaker Steve Crisafulli. Rubio on Monday picked up numerous endorsements from mainstream Republicans across the country.

[Last modified: Monday, February 22, 2016 11:17pm]


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