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Bob Dole Endorses Marco Rubio For President

Now that Jeb Bush is no longer in the presidential race, former Sen. Bob Dole is supporting Marco Rubio's campaign.
Posted at 2:50 PM, Feb 22, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio snagged an endorsement from another well-known Republican name — former Sen. Bob Dole.

"Now that my good friend Jeb Bush is no longer running, I'm supporting Rubio," Dole said.

In an interview with ABC, Dole said he's known Rubio since 1996 when the now-senator worked on Dole's presidential campaign in Florida. 

Dole cited Rubio's youth and his desire to grow the Republican party as reasons for his endorsement.

Rubio has picked up some important endorsements in the past weeks, including South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley just days before that state's primary. 

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