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Senator Tom Coburn endorses Marco Rubio

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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is endorsing Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate this morning, Saint Petersblog has learned.

“From the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ to the ‘Woodstock Museum,’ I’ve  fought all kinds of wasteful spending throughout my career.  But in my lifetime, I’ve never seen as wasteful a spending project as the failed $787 billion stimulus bill that Marco’s opponents supported,” Coburn said in a release. “I have closely studied Florida’s Senate candidates and have no doubt that Marco Rubio is the only fiscal conservative in this race.”

 Here is the full release that will be sent out later today:

SENATOR TOM COBURN, M.D., ENDORSES MARCO RUBIO FOR U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today announced his endorsement of Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate.

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“I proudly endorse Marco Rubio for the U.S. Senate and look forward to working with him in Washington,” Dr. Coburn said. “His genuine principles and proven record are evidence that he will come to Washington and be a consistent advocate for fiscal responsibility, individual liberty and the traditional values that have made America great.”

“I have closely studied Florida’s Senate candidates and have no doubt that Marco Rubio is the only fiscal conservative in this race,” added Dr. Coburn.

“Rubio would be a faithful guardian of taxpayer dollars in Washington and valued ally in the Senate. At a time when Washington is piling on crippling debt on our economy, the American people need Marco Rubio in Washington to stand up to this reckless behavior and offer clear conservative solutions.

“From the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ to the ‘Woodstock Museum,’ I’ve fought all kinds of wasteful spending throughout my career. But in my lifetime, I’ve never seen as wasteful a spending project as the failed $787 billion stimulus bill that Marco’s opponents supported. I have full confidence Marco will stand against costly disasters like the stimulus bill and government-run health care,” Dr. Coburn said.

Welcoming Dr. Coburn’s endorsement, Rubio said, “Dr. Coburn is every big-spending politician’s biggest nightmare, but he’s a source of relief for taxpayers, working families and entrepreneurs who deserve better than Washington’s current agenda. Dr. Coburn is a businessman and doctor who understands how our free market system is being threatened by Washington.

I am proud to have Dr. Coburn’s support and look forward to working with him to advance conservative principles and policies that promote common sense, conservative reform and values.”

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