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Mike Lee backs Ron DeSantis for Senate



Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has endorsed Ron DeSantis for Senate.

"Ron DeSantis is the gold standard for constitutional conservatism in Florida and is the clear conservative choice for the U.S. Senate,” Lee said in a statement. “He will make an immediate impact in the Senate and will be a leader in restoring the Constitution and rule of law, reducing spending and debt, shrinking the bureaucracy and ensuring that only true constitutionalists make it to the Supreme Court. I enthusiastically endorse Ron DeSantis and recommend that conservatives in Florida and around the country support his campaign.”

While it’s not quite Jim DeMint backing Marco Rubio in 2010, Lee is a popular figure among conservatives, particularly those aligned with the tea party. In Washington, Lee has teamed up with Rubio on a number of policy proposals. He's also gained national attention for work on criminal justice reform.

[Last modified: Friday, December 4, 2015 10:53am]


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