Allen Gets Backing of Rubio
George Allen the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate has scored a huge endorsement from Florida’s freshman senator Marco Rubio. Allen is trying to return to Congress and winning the support of conservative Rubio will help his chances. Rubio said that Allen would be a much needed help not just for his constituents in Virginia but also for the entire nation in the Senate. Rubio said that over and over again in the Senate, the Republicans and conservatives, are just one, two or even three votes from getting the number they need to make the difference.
Last Tuesday Allen easily defeated his three Republican challengers in his primary. He will face Tim Kaine the former governor of Virginia in November’s general election. Rubio’s endorsement could help to galvanize the important support from Hispanic voters. Rubio is a Cuban-American who was helped by the great tea-party enthusiasm that took place in the 2010 elections. His connection to the Hispanic vote could help push Allen over the top in the election.
Rubio could also help Mitt Romney in Virginia if he is able to campaign enough. He has been touted as a possible running mate on Romney’s ticket because of conservatism and due to his background of being connected to the Hispanic voters. Rubio at times has tried to explain that the Hispanic voters are the same as any other. They want the best for their children and want to leave them more than they had and it does not all revolve around being a Hispanic, but being American.