Washington – Rep. Chris Stewart and House Speaker Greg Hughes are endorsing Sen. Marco Rubio in the presidential race, arguing the Florida Republican is the best candidate to put the country back on track.
Stewart, R-Utah, and Hughes, a Draper Republican, are two of the first high-profile Utahns to weigh in on the crowded presidential field with official endorsements. Sen. Orrin Hatch previously said he's backing ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Stewart said in a statement that Rubio is a "true conservative" with a "bold plan" for the future.
"I believe our nation is at a tipping point in history," Stewart said. "We have to get this right. No more dithering. No more weakness. Our nation desperately needs Marco's courageous leadership in the 21st century and I intend to do everything I can to help him."