Thursday, September 17, 2009

Florida Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite Endorses Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate

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Florida Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite Endorses Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate

Miami, FL – As he campaigns in Florida’s Fifth Congressional District today, U.S. Senate candidate and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio announced that he has received the endorsement of Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (FL-05).

Making today’s announcement, Congresswoman Brown-Waite said, “Originally, I had not planned to endorse in this race, but as the challenges facing our nation and Florida grow more severe, times demand someone willing to make hard choices. Washington needs leaders with solid conservative beliefs and the courage to do the right thing. Marco Rubio does not try to be all things to all people. Like me, what you see is what you get. Marco Rubio is the consistent, principled conservative we need to provide a check and balance on the Obama-Reid agenda.”

“In the Senate, Marco will stand up for Florida’s taxpayers, not with President Obama and dangerous big government spending,” she added. “Marco will oppose Medicare changes proposed by the Obama Administration that will hurt our seniors. Marco is a principled leader who will answer the call and won’t pass the buck. You can count on Marco Rubio to walk the talk.”

Welcoming Brown-Waite’s endorsement, Rubio commented, “I’m honored to have Congresswoman Brown-Waite’s support. She has proven time and time again that Republicans are the party of ideas and common sense solutions, while showing an especially remarkable ability to put these traits to work on behalf of Florida’s taxpayers, seniors and veterans. I look forward to joining her in Washington and working together to get our country back on track.”

About Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite:
 Brown-Waite is serving in her fourth term as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where she has built a reputation as an independent and tenacious leader. Currently a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Ginny’s work centers on health care, Medicare, Social Security, taxes and trade. During her earlier years in Congress, she served on the Financial Services, Homeland Security and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, where she focused on providing oversight and accountability of our financial markets, securing America’s borders and taking care of our veterans. Residing in Brooksville, Ginny is a mother to three adult daughters and a grandmother to four grandsons and one granddaughter. Her husband, Harvey, a former New York State trooper, recently passed away following a bout with cancer.

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