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Ex-RNC Chief Says He'd Support Biden Over Trump

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Former Republican National Committee Chairman Mel Martinez told The Wall Street Journal he would consider voting for Vice President Joe Biden over GOP front-runner Donald Trump in the presidential election.

"I would note vote for Trump, clearly," Martinez, a former Florida senator, said, reports The Hill. "If there is any, any other choice, a living, breathing person with a pulse, I would be there."

Martinez was asked if he would vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, which he said would not happen. He did say he would have backed Biden if the vice president had decided to run.

Martinez recently threw his support behind Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, following the suspension of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida's campaign.

"Just like Marco's family, this country changed my life and my family's history forever, and the best way to repay the debt I owe America in this election is to help Marco Rubio become our next president," he said in a statement released by the Rubio campaign, reports Tampa Bay Times.

"Our country deserves to have Marco Rubio as our next president, because he will unite us and move us toward the common purpose of making the American Dream a reality for more Americans than ever before."

In 2004, Martinez was the first Cuban-American elected to the Senate, notes Tampa Bay Times. Rubio was elected one year after Martinez lost his seat in 2009.

"Marco understands better than anyone in this race what a special place America is and why, and he has all the right ideas and leadership abilities to make sure it remains that way. The stakes have never been higher in a Republican primary, and we need to stand with Marco as the only leader capable of uniting our party and our country," Martinez said. "Marco is ready to lead this country as our president, and I will do everything I can to make that happen."

Sources: The Hill, Tampa Bay Times / Photo credit: YouTube

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