Marco Rubio now has 28 endorsements from Arkansas legislators | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Marco Rubio now has 28 endorsements from Arkansas legislators

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click to enlarge LEGISLATORS FOR RUBIO: Sen. Bart Hester, Rubio's state campaign chairman, pictured here with Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, Sen. Missy Irvin, Rep. David Meeks, Rep. Charlene Fite and others. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • LEGISLATORS FOR RUBIO: Sen. Bart Hester, Rubio's state campaign chairman, pictured here with Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, Sen. Missy Irvin, Rep. David Meeks, Rep. Charlene Fite and others.

Marco Rubio's campaign for president today announced a long slate of endorsements by current and former Arkansas lawmakers. Rubio already had backing from former U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson, Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin and Congressmen Steve Womack and Rick Crawford, who had previously endorsed Mike Huckabee. Rubio today picked up a number of endorsements form state legislators who had previously backed Huckabee, who dropped out after a dismal showing in Iowa. Here's the list of Arkansas legislators currently backing Rubio. 

State Senator Bart Hester (State Chairman)
Senate President Jonathan Dismang
Senate Majority Leader Jim Hendren
State Senator Missy Irvin
State Senator Greg Standridge
State Senator John Cooper
State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson
House Majority Leader Ken Bragg
House Majority Whip Jim Dotson
State Rep. Justin Boyd
State Rep. Charlie Collins
State Rep. Jana Della Rosa
State Rep. Lanny Fite
State Rep. Mark Lowery
State Rep. Laurie Rushing
State Rep. DeAnn Vaught
State Rep. Micah Neal
State Rep. Prissy Hickerson
State Rep. Ken Henderson
State Rep. Nate Bell
State Rep. Dan Douglas
State Rep. Mickey Gates
State Rep. Charlene Fite
State Rep. Karilyn Brown
State Rep. David Meeks
State Rep. Andy Davis
State Rep. Grant Hodges
State Rep. Gary Deffenbaugh

Rumors continue to fly about who Gov. Asa Hutchinson will endorse, but no announcement has been made. Several officeholders close to the governor are back Rubio, including his surgeon general Greg Bledsoe and two nephews, Jeremy Hutchinson and Hendren. 

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