Florida Gov. Scott not endorsing 2016 Republican presidential candidate

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Posted: Mar 03, 2016 3:38 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Thursday he would not endorse anyone in the 2016 Republican presidential race, despite the candidacy of a senator from his home state, Marco Rubio.

"I trust the voters, so I will not try to tell the Republican voters in Florida how to vote by endorsing a candidate before our primary on March 15. I believed in the voters when I first ran for office, and I still believe in them today," Scott, a Republican, said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)