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Sen. Pat Roberts endorses Marco Rubio

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts on Thursday endorsed Marco Rubio for president.

“He represents the best opportunity for Republicans to win in November, which is just absolutely crucial if we’re going to turn the country back to our more traditional and constitutional principles,” Roberts told The Topeka Capital-Journal. “I think he can do that.”

Gov. Sam Brownback also announced his support for Rubio this week. Congressman Mike Pompeo of Wichita is the third leading Kansas Republican to get on board.

The move toward the Florida senator suggests the GOP establishment is starting to line up behind him as the best alternative to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.