Despite Republican candidate Marco Rubio's poor performance on Super Tuesday where he won only the Minnesota caucuses, The Miami Herald has endorsed the Florida senator, giving him a modest boost in his home state, Politico reports.
"As the pivotal Florida primary on March 15 draws near, Floridians should not be stampeded into thinking that it's all over," The Miami Herald's editorial board wrote in an editorial on Wednesday night.Although the Herald admits to disagreeing with the Florida senator on a mass amount of issues, the newspaper notes that they see Rubio as "the best choice to unite a fractured GOP."
"In the Republican race, in particular, they have an opportunity to change the course of a deeply discouraging — even embarrassing — campaign narrative by boosting the chances of native son Marco Rubio, the best remaining candidate with a mostly positive message and a practical chance to win the nomination."
Along with an endorsement from the Miami Herald is also an endorsement from NM Gov. Susana Martinez who told Politico that the Florida senator is desperately in need of good news during a "rough period of his campaign."
"Marco Rubio is a compelling leader who can unite the country around conservative principles that will improve the lives of all Americans," she said in a statement.