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The deck continues to stack for Mike Haridopolos as Marco Rubio endorses him for Congress

US Senator Marco Rubio supports the former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos' bid for Congress.

Rubio, a former Speaker of the Florida House of Representativespraised the Indian Harbor Beach Republican's record in Tallahassee.

“I served with Mike Haridopolos in the Legislature and have always known him to be a principled conservative,” Rubio said. “I fully support Mike for Congress. District 8 voters can have confidence that Mike is a proven conservative leader with a proven track record of delivering results for Floridians. I have no doubt he will bring the same commitment and leadership to Congress.”

Haridopolos welcomed the support of Florida's senior senator.

“I am deeply grateful to have Senator Rubio’s trust and support,” he said. “I look forward to working with Senator Rubio again to deliver real results for Floridians and our country. In Congress, I will fight to stop illegal immigration, secure American energy independence, end inflation and renew the American dream.”

Shortly before the qualifying deadline for the Florida election, Haridopolos filed to run in Florida's 8th Congressional District. US Representative. Bill Poseya Rockledge Republican, shortly thereafter announced his resignation and supported Haridopolos.

The timing effectively prevented other major candidates from qualifying for the seat, although Haridopolos will face opponents in the GOP primary and general election. He stands in front Joe Babits And John Hearton in a Republican primary on August 20. Democrats Sandy Kennedy And Daniel McDow will face off in a Democratic primary on the same day, with the winners of both contests advancing to a general election.

Since then he has been a US Senator Rick Scottwho is also running for re-election this year approved Haridopolus, like has Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. Haridopolos also increased Support from the state Senate candidate Randy Finewho himself has considered running for Congress in the community.

Rubio just ran for re-election in 2022 and won a third term in the Senate by a landslide. In CD 8, Rubio won nearly 63% of the Democratic vote Val Demings' 36%.

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