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Mitch McConnell picks up another Tea Party endorsement

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters after a Republican Senate policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. McConnell discussed the debt ceiling and the continuing resolution to fund the government. Credit: Getty Images

First, Rand Paul. Now, Marco Rubio:

[McConnell] has faced backlash from the tea party for his brokering of a deal to both end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

But Rubio, himself facing flak from the far right over his stance on immigration reform, said McConnell is doing a good job in tough circumstances.

"I do support Sen. McConnell's re-election. I think he's trying to lead our conference. It's a diverse conference with a lot of different opinions, and that's a tough job to begin with. And then, of course, he's got to represent his own state,” Rubio said on “Fox News Sunday.”

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