Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback endorses Rubio
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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) on Monday endorsed Marco RubioMarco RubioGOP, Dems hear different things from Trump Senate committee to vote Monday on Tillerson Tillerson met with top State official: report MORE’s presidential campaign.

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Rubio’s campaign made the announcement in a statement that described Brownback as “one of the most conservative governors in the country” who has been “one of the nation's strongest defenders of the unborn, limited government, and traditional values.”

"Marco Rubio is a true conservative who can unite the party and defeat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonEx-Clinton aide calls Trump spokesman a 'failure' Madonna to critics of women's march: 'F--k you' Women's march takes over DC MORE or Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders on women's march: Trump 'made a big mistake' Trump speaks with top Dem about high drug prices Sanders supports women marchers with tweet MORE in the fall," Brownback, a former senator and congressman, said in a statement. "In the past, conservatives have been forced to make a choice between their head and their hearts. This year, we are fortunate to not have to make that choice.”

Brownback said Rubio has a “proven track record of protecting life, defending religious liberty, and undoing Obamacare.”

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