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NBC Reporter Makes Observation That Suggests Trey Gowdy Might Soon Endorse This 2016 Candidate

"Would come as no surprise."

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Is Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) about to make a 2016 presidential endorsement? Recent evidence seems to suggest he might.

NBC political reporter Alexandra Jaffe noticed Tuesday that online invitations teasing a "special guest" to appear with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in Iowa next week included Gowdy's name in the web URL.

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According to Jaffe, the South Carolina congressman's name was removed from the URL and replaced with "special guest" after his name was noticed.

Jaffe noted that a Gowdy endorsement "would come as no surprise." Over the weekend, when she asked Gowdy if his attendance at a Rubio rally was an endorsement, he hinted at the possibility.

"The fact that [Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)] and I are here on a Saturday, in a place where neither one of us lives, probably should tell you something," Gowdy said.

Gowdy's endorsement could help Rubio win over conservative Tea Party voters as his chief rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), attempts to paint him as a member of the Washington establishment.

Neither a spokesperson for Gowdy or Rubio responded to a request for comment from TheBlaze Tuesday.

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