United States Sen. Deb Fischer tipped her hand on the endorsement of Florida Senator Marco Rubio for President late last year.
Rubio was the headline speaker at the Nebraska Party’s Founders Day in late November in the Omaha area, taking time out of campaigning in Iowa. Fischer welcomed him to Nebraska and introduced him.
“I was very pleased when he came to Omaha to speak recently, last year, and also when he came to Omaha and he spoke at an event for me,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Fischer had avoided making an endorsement for weeks. The question came up each week during the senator’s conference call with Nebraska reporters. She would brush it off. Once, when asked if she would support New York businessman Donald Trump if he won the nomination, Fischer simply replied that she would support the Republican nominee for president.
It was obvious that Fischer was favorable toward Rubio, but she says seeing him campaign in Iowa was the key to winning her support.
“When you see Marco Rubio speak, I know everybody is impressed, but when you see him one-on-one with people, that really is moving,” Fischer says.
Fischer says Rubio have reacted favorably toward Rubio.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]