Rubio gives thumbs-up to Pence: 'Great pick'
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Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Cornyn: Senate GOP tax plan to be released Thursday This week: GOP seeks to advance tax overhaul MORE on Friday praised presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: 'DC should annex' Northern Virginia Dems see gains in Virginia's House of Delegates 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 ClintonGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Papadopoulos was in regular contact with Stephen Miller, helped edit Trump speech: report Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election 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."