A Republican governor has broken from President Donald Trump to endorse scantly supported Bill Weld, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts.
"Gov. Weld is someone who is on the ticket," GOP Vermont Governor Phil Scott told NBC-5 Vermont. "I've met with him before, I think a lot of him and his platform so I would be supporting him."
Scott and Weld are both Republican Libertarians. Weld drew around 1% support in the Iowa Caucus and a mere 9% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary last week, according to AP poll results.
Weld tweeted his appreciation of Scott's endorsement:
"I'm a great admirer of @GovPhilScott of Vermont, and am delighted to have his endorsement in the Republican presidential primary on Super Tuesday. VT has been well served in the past by Republican governors, and Gov. Scott admirably extends that tradition."
The Vermont primary comes on Super Tuesday, March 3.
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