Former New York Gov. George Pataki endorses Marco Rubio

Former Gov. Pataki endorses Rubio.
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Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced Tuesday that he is endorsing Marco Rubio for president. Pataki made his announcement on Fox News, where he told Martha MacCallum that, "[Rubio] understands this country. He will do extremely well as the campaign winds down... He has the staying power to win the election." Pataki also shared his support on Twitter:

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Pataki ran his own short-lived presidential bid, which collapsed in late December.

The Iowa caucus is five days away. Rubio holds about 12 percent support in the state, behind Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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