Rubio Campaign Press Release - Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander Makes His Pick for President
February 28, 2016
Today, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander announced he's backing Marco. Senator Alexander is joining Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in endorsing Marco.
Here's what Alexander had to say:
Marco Rubio is the conservative candidate who can inspire us, win the election, and lead our country. The stakes are high. If our nominee does not win, Hillary Clinton's justices will control the Supreme Court for 30 years and we'll be stuck with Obamacare forever.
I have watched Marco up close. I have seen him take the lead in passing new laws to impose tough new sanctions on Hezbollah terrorists, and to get rid of incompetent managers who weren't doing their jobs to help veterans. He has proposed good new ideas for giving students more options for college. I am convinced he would be a strong and effective president of the United States.
Senator Alexander was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2003. He has previously served as the U.S. Secretary of Education in the George H.W. Bush Administration from 1991 to 1993, and as Governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987. Throughout his time in public office, Senator Alexanderhas been a strong advocate for conservative principles.
Senator Alexander, welcome to Team Marco!
Marco Rubio, Rubio Campaign Press Release - Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander Makes His Pick for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/326161