Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) endorsed Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioWhat’s with Trump’s spelling mistakes? Boeing must be stopped from doing business with Iran Top Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms MORE for president on Thursday, as the Florida lawmaker and GOP candidate continues to pick up steam in the endorsement primary.
Speaking on Fox News Channel, Love said she was inspired by a recent Rubio visit to her home state and cited his strength on national defense in the wake of the terror attacks in France as a reason she will support him over others.
Love, a 39-year-old African-American woman, is widely viewed as a rising GOP star. However, she has had to deal with controversy recently for billing taxpayers for more than $1,000 for flights to and from the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
Rubio trails only Jeb Bush in the race for Capitol Hill support. He now counts a dozen supporters in the House and three in the Senate. Many have come in the last few weeks as he’s increased his standing in the polls after several strong debate performances.
Jeb Bush still leads all contenders in the race for Capitol Hill support, with backing from 25 House members and three senators.