Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott may soon endorse presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, the Washington Examiner reports.
— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) February 29, 2016
Following news of a last-minute Super Tuesday press conference at the candidate’s Mar-A-Lago Club in Florida, rumors are swirling that the state’s governor could be preparing to back the billionaire hotel mogul.
“Some speculate that Florida Gov. Rick Scott could announce his support of Trump at the press conference, which is scheduled two weeks before Florida’s Republican primary,” writes Gabby Morrongiello.
Although Governor Scott has yet to officially support any candidate, an endorsement of Trump would be a major embarrassment and blow to the campaign of Marco Rubio, who has held office in Florida for over 15 years.
The backing of Scott would add yet another high-profile endorsement to Trump’s growing list of conservative supporters, which include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and most recently Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.