Rubio gets Chamber backing

Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio (R) is an upstart candidate no more.

The Chamber of Commerce is set to endorse the former state House Speaker at an event Saturday in Orlando.

“He is an invaluable leader who has a common-sense approach to job creation and getting America back on the road to recovery,” Bill Miller, a vice president of the business group, said in a statement.

Rubio built his early success on running as a grassroots conservative outsider, but as his campaign has picked up steam he’s taken on all the usual trappings.

Rubio is set to hold a conference call with bloggers shortly, wherein he’ll discuss the Chamber’s endorsement.