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Pair of Tampa Bay state legislators sign up to help Rubio's campaign in Florida


A pair of Republican state legislators from Tampa Bay are the latest to join U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign team.

State Reps. Shawn Harrison, from Tampa, and Danny Burgess, from Pasco County, announced Thursday they are joining Rubio's statewide leaderhip team which will put them in frequent communication with the Rubio campaign in preparation for the state's March 15 presidential primary election.

Harrison was elected to the House in 2014, after serving in it from 2010 to 2012. Burgess, from San Antonio, is in his first term in the Florida House, having been elected in 2014.

Rubio, the former Florida House Speaker, now has 18 current state legislators on his leadership team, which is co-chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, and former State Rep. Adam Hasner, a Delray Beach Republican.