Rubio’s endorsement roll continues
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Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) endorsed Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio in Colombia to push for delivery of humanitarian aid to Venezuela On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 On The Money: Trump declares emergency at border | Braces for legal fight | Move divides GOP | Trump signs border deal to avoid shutdown | Winners, losers from spending fight | US, China trade talks to resume next week MORE (R-Fla.) for president on Friday, giving the Florida Republican his fourth Congressional endorsement in as many days.

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Noem lauded Rubio as a “next-generation conservative leader that puts our party in the best position to win back the White House,” and said he stands above the crowded field of GOP contenders for his “ability to articulate a conservative vision for what kind of country we can become in this new American century.”

"As the son of a bartender and a maid, he possesses a personal understanding of the challenges facing hardworking taxpayers in South Dakota and across the country, and he has conservative solutions to help address today's most pressing problems," Noem said in a statement.

It’s the latest sign that establishment Republicans are gravitating towards Rubio.

Last week, Rubio won the backing of influential Republican billionaire Paul Singer over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

This week, Rubio surged into the lead for Senate endorsements, picking up support from Sens. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerBipartisan Senators reintroduce legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia Dems seeking path to Senate majority zero-in on Sun Belt Lawmakers eager for 5G breakthrough MORE (Colo.), Steve Daines (Mont.) and James Risch (Idaho). No one else has more than two senators supporting their candidacy.

Noem’s endorsement gives Rubio his 11th backer in the House, according to the FiveThirtyEight tracker.

That’s half as many as Bush, although many of Bush’s supporters in the House backed him at an early stage in the race, before his struggles on the campaign trail became apparent. Half of Bush’s House supporters are from Florida, where he has deeper political ties than Rubio from his time as governor.