It was announced yesterday that Senator Pat Toomey will be endorsing Marco Rubio for president.
Senator Toomey believes that Rubio will do well in Pennsylvania for several reasons.
“I think that Marco has a very broad appeal. He’s got a very compelling life story. The fact that he is fluent in Spanish doesn’t hurt at all,” Sen. Toomey commented. “The fact that he can communicate as well as any Republican I’ve ever met. The fact that he’s got an optimistic, upbeat message about what America can become once again. The fact that he understands our security threat very well, in great detail at a very sophisticated level I think that is going to be reassuring to people who are really concerned about how the next president is going to keep us safe. I think all of those things contribute to Marco’s ability to be a very strong candidate in Pennsylvania.”
The Senator was not sure, however, if Pennsylvania will still matter by the time Republican primary gets to the commonwealth on April 26th.
“I think it’s very hard to say and that it’s entirely possible that when we get to the Pennsylvania primary in late April that it will matter a great deal,” Toomey stated. “We just don’t know yet, but I am optimistic that Marco Rubio can do well in Pennsylvania as well as across the country.”
Senator Toomey also addressed Rubio’s commitment to running for president and the criticism he has faced for poor attendance record in the Senate.
“When a person decides they’re going to commit to running for president of the United States that becomes an all consuming exercise,” he said. “To his credit Marco is not attempting to hold his senate seat as an insurance policy and he has been in attendance for really important votes.”
Toomey wrapped things up by stating that “Marco’s top priority right now is to be elected the next president of the United States and that’s entirely appropriate.”