The last time Rubio rolled out his endorsements, the list was dotted with the names of youngish elected officials backing his presidential campaign. This list, though, includes a gaggle of more veteran politicians who reflect the campaign's tilt as it begins to pick up more establishment support.
Among Rubio's newest supporters are state Sen. Rick Jeffares and longtime state Reps. Howard Maxwell and Gerald Greene. Also on the list were a handful of prosecutors, including Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds.
"Marco Rubio has the strength to restore our military might, destroy ISIS, protect Israel, and secure our homeland," said Reynolds in a statement. "I’m excited to join his effort to build a New American Century."
They join a growing core of supporters that also include Rep. Austin Scott, Rubio's Georgia chair, and state Reps. Geoff Duncan, Michael Caldwell, Chuck Efstration, Buzz Brockway, Trey Kelley and Bert Reeves.
"For the first time in a long time, even many young Americans and disaffected voters have a true conservative candidate that can connect with them about the challenges they face," said Scott.
Here's the full list of Rubio's latest pickups:
State Representative Gerald Greene, Cuthbert
Cobb County DA Vic Reynolds
Cherokee County DA Shannon Wallace
Paulding County DA Dick Donovan
Douglas County Assistant DA Ryan Leonard
Senator Rick Jeffares; Chairman of Senate Regulated Industries
Representative Howard Maxwell; Chairman of House Regulated Industries
Mayor Teresa Philyaw, Hiram
Councilman Brandon Hembree, Sugar Hill
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