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Trey Gowdy to endorse Marco Rubio, conservatives hardest hit

t gowdyOn Saturday, news broke that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is set to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for the GOP nomination next week in Iowa.

“This is a good get for Team Rubio,” Guy Benson wrote at Townhall.  “Gowdy is well regarded by the base, elements of which practically begged him to run for Speaker of the House.  But we’re in the midst of an unique campaign cycle in which traditional political rules don’t seem to apply — so will this have an impact, either in Iowa, or in Gowdy’s native South Carolina?  Stay tuned. At the very least, Rubio must be pleased to have secured the conservative Congressman’s backing, and to have boxed out his presidential competitors for Gowdy’s semi-splashy, potentially-impactful endorsement.”

The Rubio campaign confirmed the news:

Naturally, the news didn’t sit too well with conservatives.

https://twitter.com/michaeloferwins/status/680832286758027264

https://twitter.com/EscapeVelo/status/680834473542479872

https://twitter.com/terrbill/status/680837004427411456

A post at the Right Scoop noted:

  • I would add this – if you’re a Trump guy who’s bashing on Gowdy, I don’t see how you would ever think he’d endorse el Trumpo. If you’re supporting other candidates, especially Ted Cruz, you might have a reasonable gripe.

I tend to agree.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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