Rubio gives thumbs-up to Pence: 'Great pick'
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Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector Senators unveil bipartisan push to deter future election interference Puerto Rico's children need recovery funds MORE on Friday praised presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE's decision to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.

"Great pick," the onetime Trump rival tweeted, calling Pence "rock solid."

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Republicans largely rooted for Trump to pick Pence as his running mate. Other finalists were New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.).
 
Pence, a former House member, fulfills Trump's stated desire for a VP pick with political experience who could work with Republicans on Capitol Hill to get legislation passed.
 
Trump has a rocky relationship with some Republicans, who remain reluctant to back the businessman.
 
Rubio has said he'll support the GOP nominee over Democratic candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE, though he is skipping next week's convention to campaign for reelection to the Senate.
 
The Florida lawmaker mounted his own run for president and clashed bitterly with Trump, who dubbed him "Little Marco."