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Marco Rubio to name Adam Hasner, Tom Rooney Florida campaign chairs


Marco Rubio on Saturday will name two longtime supporters as co-chairmen of his 2016 presidential campaign in Florida.

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney of Okeechobee and former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner of Delray Beach will be in charge of building a grass-roots donor and activist network for Rubio.

The Republican senator will announce the appointments at the Miami-Dade County GOP's Lincoln Day dinner Saturday night.

Rooney briefly flirted with running for Rubio's U.S. Senate seat but decided against it in April. He is one of only a few members of Florida's Republican members of Congress who have endorsed Rubio for president. The majority have backed hometown rival Jeb Bush.

Hasner was the GOP leader under Rubio's House speakership from 2007-08. Rubio's team has already named statewide chairs or co-chairs in the four key early primary and caucus states: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.