Marco Rubio Leads The Field In Endorsements But It Hasn't Helped Him As Trump Runs Circles Around Him Without Help From Political Elites

The endorsements are flying Marco Rubio's way, but the votes don't seem to be following. 

Rubio, who pulled ahead in the endorsement race in early February, and received a surge this week after winning second-place in South Carolina was thwarted again by Donald Trump in Nevada last night. 

Trump bested the Florida senator by 22 points, while Rubio's beats Trump in endorsements among governors, senators and House members 30-to-1, according to 538

This uptick in endorsements, signaling the mainstream establishment pick, would normally 'be a big moment,' argued Republican strategist Ford O'Connell. 

'That said, though, nothing in this cycle has gone according to script,' he told Dailymail.com. 

Read more from Nikki Schwab at the Daily Mail

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