Marco Rubio endorses Dane Eagle for Congress
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Marco Rubio endorses Dane Eagle for Congress


State Rep. and congressional candidate Dane Eagle (R) has just landed the most highly touted endorsement in Florida – Senator Marco Rubio.

The race to replace retiring Rep. Francis Rooney (R) in Southwest Florida’s 19th congressional district is now in full swing, and by adding Rubio to his list of endorsements, Eagle has just drawn a line in the politics sand.

In a fundraising email sent out Tuesday morning, Eagle stated,  “ Senator Rubio is a champion of small business issues and a leading conservative voice in the U.S. Senate,” adding that Rubio understood “the importance of sending a real leader who can get results to Congress, and that’s why he’s pledged his support as we approach our deadline.

Real leader? Was that a dig at the other candidates? Probably.

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“I just want to ask you to do everything you can to send Dane Eagle her to Washington, D.C… He’s a strong new voice in the Conservative movement, in the Republican Party. He’s a real difference-maker.”- Senator Marco Rubio

Eagle was considered the frontrunner in the race, but when Dr. William Figlesthaler and businessman Casey Askar entered the race with their millions of dollars, many Floridians started wondering if cash would dictate who the next member of Congress in this district would be.

With the Rubio endorsement, Eagle retains his position as one of the frontrunners in the race. State Rep. Byron Donalds is also considered to be a viable threat since announcing that the Club for Growth endorsed his campaign.

Florida’s primary election is on August 18th, so if you haven’t received a big influx of political campaign mailings, don’t worry, they are coming to push you to go out and vote.


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]