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George Pataki: Rubio is 'ready today to be president'



Marco Rubio picked up two endorsements Tuesday: former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and George Pataki, who was briefly a candidate for president.

"I have enormous confidence that Marco Rubio is ready today to be President of the United States," Pataki said on Fox News. "He's provided great leadership. He did it in the state legislature in Florida. He's done it in the U.S. Senate, particularly when it comes to rebuilding our military, standing up to radical Islam. Martha, I have got to tell you, to me personally, one of the most important things is for us to understand we are all Americans. We have had a president who has divided us for political benefit. Hillary Clinton is always dividing us for her benefit. Donald Trump is dividing us so he gets the benefit. Marco Rubio is going to bring us together, and make us understand we are all Americans with a common future. I'm proud to endorse him. And I don't just intend to endorse him, I'm going to do everything I can to help Senator Rubio win this election."

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:54am]


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