Donnie Wahlberg endorsed Republican presidential candidate Marco RubioMarco RubioSenate rivals gear up for debates Rubio: End of Obama's term could be 'most damaging yet' Fifteen years since pivotal executive order, STORM Act could help fight terror finance MORE, his campaign announced Sunday.
Wahlberg, a Massachusetts-born singer and actor, said in his endorsement the country needs a leader like the Florida senator.
He referenced Rubio's background and said the candidate will be able to unite the country.
"Marco is a humble man who has not forgotten his roots, and he will fight to make sure that where you come from does not determine how far you can go. We need a leader like Marco to inspire a new Republican party and unite our nation, and I am proud to support him for President."