The GOP primary focus should be on the "end game" and "who can win the general election," Rep. Mia Love tells Newsmax TV
– predicting Sen. Marco Rubio's "promising message" will be able to get Republicans to that point.
In an interview with "Battleground Florida: Fight for the Primary" host J.D. Hayworth on Saturday, the Utah lawmaker predicts "Florida's going to be big for Marco" in voting Tuesday.
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Her support for the Florida lawmaker is "actually pretty personal," she said.
"I am the daughter of parents who immigrated to the United States," she said, adding, however, "To me it's about the end game, it's about who can win the general election and winning for us is everything because we cannot live under the same policies we've lived in the past seven years."
"A lot of people talk about how incredibly divisive the political talks are and people are focused on that," she said. "It's more micro than it is big-picture … I'm trying to say look at the big picture here… we cannot live under the same policies we've lived for the past seven years. We will have dug ourselves a hole that is so deep that we will never be able to climb out of it. This is do or die for the American people."
And, she declared, Rubio can win in Florida because voters have "shown they can step aside, not drink the Kool Aid, and take a look at who's going to be the best candidate for the American people and for them."
Love added that the angry protests that triggered a shutdown of a scheduled Trump rally in Chicago on Friday
was caused, ultimately, by "the divisive policies" of President Barack Obama.
"That's the reason why people are so angry," she said. "We don't need an angry leader, we need someone who is actually going to go in and give people some road map of how they're going to make things better."
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