On the eve of Tuesday’s Fox Business Channel GOP debate, presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio earned the support of additional state and local elected officials in Georgia. The new supporters include:
House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City)
State Representative Bill Werkheiser (R-Glennville)
State Representative Michael Caldwell (R-Woodstock)
State Representative Brian Strickland (R-McDonough)
State Representative Mike Dudgeon (R-Cumming)
Chuck Clay, Former GAGOP Chairman, State Senator and Cobb County Commissioner
Sandy Springs City Councilman Gabriel Sterling
Gwinnett County Commissioner Jace Brooks
Loganville City Councilman Rey Martinez
Kennesaw City Councilwoman Cris Eaton-Welsh
Hampton City Councilman Zakery Daniel
Rep. Ramsey, who previously was co-chairman of Scott Walker’s Georgia campaign said,
Senator Rubio has a vision for America that has set himself apart from the other candidates. At a time when the Republican Party needs to look towards the future, Marco Rubio has the leadership this country needs. I’m happy to endorse Marco Rubio for President and support his effort in Georgia.
Long-time Georgia Republican Chuck Clay added,
As Republicans, I’ve always felt it is incumbent upon us to bet on the future and the next generation to move our party forward. I also know, along with many others, that our country needs bold leadership and a change in direction. Marco has demonstrated he understands the importance of America’s strength in the world, he has what it takes to be the new leader of this nation and I’m proud to support him.
Since the last debate hosted by CNBC, Sen. Rubio has gained in nationwide polling, and is now in third place for the GOP nomination, behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.