Bachmann talks up Rubio, DeMint in speech

Presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she hoped more senators similar to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) would be elected to Congress.

"I want to elect thirteen more Republican like-minded senators and I'm thinking on the order of a Marco Rubio," said Bachmann to applause at a campaign stop in Miami Monday reported CNN.

Bachmann also cited Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) as someone she hoped would be emulated in an attempt to turn control of the Senate over to Republicans.

Over the weekend Bachmann floated both Rubio and Demint as potential running mates.

“Marco Rubio has the hallmarks of, I think, everything that a person would look for in a potential candidate. He’s got so much going for him,” Bachmann said.

Bachmann praised Rubio Monday as a "wonderful man" with a "wonderful reputation in Washington, D.C.," saying she has spoken with him and looks forward to more conversations with the freshman senator.

Rubio is considered by many to be a rising star in the Republican party and has been mentioned as a possible 2012 vice presidential candidate. Rubio has denied interest in the No. 2 spot on the Republican ticket, but his youth and electoral success in Florida, a pivotal swing state, have catapulted him to the top of the GOP’s wish list.

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