Nevada congressman backs Rubio
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Rep. Mark AmodeiMark AmodeiDems launch early '18 attacks on GOP Senate targets Bush backers flock to Rubio Rubio rolls out endorsements on eve of Nevada caucus MORE (R-Nev.) is backing Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioGOP senator floats eliminating the corporate income tax The Hill's 12:30 Report Rubio to vote for Tillerson MORE (R-Fla.) for president, the campaign announced on Sunday.

The endorsement comes ahead of Tuesday’s Nevada caucuses for the GOP.

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Amodei, who became the second Nevada lawmaker to back Rubio on Sunday, cited the Florida senator’s conservative record and Nevadan roots. 

“Marco Rubio is a principled, consistent conservative who can bring people together to get things done,” he said in a statement. “Having grown up here in Nevada, Marco understands firsthand the issues we face as a state including our significant disagreements with the federal government over public lands.

“Marco will be a tremendous friend to Nevada and we have a unique opportunity in helping elect him to the White House,” he added. “I am confident that Marco Rubio can unite our party and our country.”

Amodei represents Nevada’s 2nd district, which includes Carson City and Reno.

Rubio picked up the support of Sen. Dean HellerDean HellerMnuchin weathers stormy confirmation hearing Live coverage: Senators grill Trump's Treasury pick Five things to watch for in Mnuchin hearing MORE (R-Nev.) earlier in the day.