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.
According to Jaffe, the South Carolina congressman's name was removed from the URL and replaced with "special guest" after his name was noticed.
But per Eventbrite invites, whose URLs show Gowdy's name before correcting to ID only "special guest," he may be in IA w/Rubio next week.— Alexandra Jaffe (@Alexandra Jaffe)1450824230.0
This would come as no surprise, considering what Gowdy told me of Rubio in SC this weekend: https://t.co/FHS20BV57W— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) December 22, 2015
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.
Asked Gowdy if he's endorsing Rubio, he said "it oughta say something for Timmy and I to be out here far from where we live on a Saturday."— Alexandra Jaffe (@Alexandra Jaffe)1450559069.0
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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