“When I ran for the U.S. Senate 2½ years ago, no one thought I had a chance to win,” Mr. Rubio said. “Jim DeMint was the first person in Washington that believed in me and invested in me, and I’m eternally grateful.”
“Jim DeMint understands that conservative principles and values advance the interests of all Americans — regardless of age, gender, wealth or race,” Mr. Saunders said. “He is firmly committed Heritage’s immutable mission: to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish.”
• Stephen Dinan contributed to this report.
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