A handful of newer Republican members of Congress see endorsing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign as something worth stepping out on a limb for, even with a crowded primary field.
On Wednesday, Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wis., became the seventh lawmaker to back Rubio, telling CQ Roll Call in a statement why he supports the 44-year-old's candidacy. “There’s no other candidate running who has demonstrated a better understanding of the threats and challenges facing our country than Marco Rubio and it’s why I am proud to endorse him for President. Not only will Marco keep our country safe, he has a plan for a New American Century,” he said. “I look forward to helping Marco win Wisconsin and the GOP nomination.”