Rubio opens state headquarters in Cumberland

Bill Hendrick, MDJ Correspondent February 22, 2016 10:06 PM CUMBERLAND — About 200…

Georgia (Feb 26, 2016)Bill Hendrick, MDJ Correspondent


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February 22, 2016 10:06 PM

CUMBERLAND — About 200 predominantly white and young Atlantans crammed into a stuffy ninth floor room on Galleria Parkway on Monday for the grand opening of Sen. Marco Rubio’s Georgia headquarters in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

His state chairman, U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, urged people in the crowd to make 10 calls each and every day until Georgia’s Republican primary “and we can unify behind Marco and win.” …

Kerwin Swint, a political science professor at Kennesaw State University, said Rubio has “a good bit of support” in Georgia.

“Polling has been very hard to come by in many of the (upcoming primaries) in Southern states, so there is not a lot to go on for hard and fast data. There will likely be some Georgia polls in the next week as we get closer to the voting on March 1, but Rubio has a pretty good list of endorsements” in the state, including Scott and Westmoreland, Swint said. 

“He has some organization here, and he is picking up some donors who were with Jeb Bush until he dropped out,” Swint said. “After Rubio’s second-place finish in the South Carolina primary there is a good bit of excitement around his candidacy.” …



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