With Rubio out, city, state leaders make endorsements

Gov. Scott announces support of Donald Trump on Facebook page


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One day after Sen. Marco Rubio ended his run for the White House, Gov. Rick Scott endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination.

The governor made the announcement Wednesday on his Facebook page.

"With his victories yesterday, I believe it is now time for Republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters and coalesce behind Donald Trump," Scott posted. "The voters are speaking clearly – they want a businessman outsider who will dramatically shake up the status quo in Washington."

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio and appeared in his campaign commercials and at his rallies. Curry would not say if he'd endorse Donald Trump, but he did say he will support the eventual Republican nominee.

"I was proud to have supported my friend (Rubio) but the people spoke, and it's time to move on," Curry said. "It's my goal to see the Republican party unify in the weeks and months ahead."


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