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Donors ready to contribute millions on Rubio

Posted at 7:27 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 19:27:04-05
FORT MYERS, FLa. -- The remaining Republican candidates took the stage in South Carolina over the weekend in their final debate before the state primary election. This Saturday's primary may be the most critical for the two candidates with Florida ties, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.
 
"We're ready for a long primary process, no one can predict this year," Marco Rubio recently told reporters. In a year Rubio considers unpredictable, donors in Miami are willing to spend millions to help the Senator's chances. 
 
Ron Firman, head of the Values Are Vital Super PAC tells Fox 4's Malcolm Johnson by phone, he's prepared to make the costly donation because he believes Rubio stands the best chance to win in the general election.
 
"I can see this getting into the seven figures. We're getting in strong on this. We're already going to be advertising in South Carolina and in Nevada coming up very shortly. The other candidates are ok. But Marco is better. I'm most convinced he can win against the Democrats and that's why I'm putting my money where my mouth is in supporting Marco Rubio."
 
But why would a donor spend over a million dollars in a State other than Florida ? Malcolm Johnson asked Firman if its because he felt the loser between Rubio and Bush would have to suspend their campaign. "It's not specifically related to that but certainly I want my help, Values Are Vital pack to lift him up and be the clear front runner."