Rep. Pete King likes several GOP presidential candidates, but there are two he definitely opposes: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
The New York Republican has long opposed the two tea party Republicans, and even considered running for president himself in an effort to counter their messages with his own message of a strong national defense.
When King announced on July 1 he would not be running
he said he believed other candidates are now getting that message out effectively.
King shared a report from News 12 in Long Island on his Facebook page
on Sunday in which he said he is leaning toward former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
"I think he's the most qualified," King said, though he said he also likes businesswoman Carly Fiorina, businessman Donald Turmp and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Trump, the current front-runner, clearly has the most support, King said.
"I walk up and down the streets, he's the first person that ordinary people ask me about, which is interesting because he's a multi-billionaire," King said. "But it's the man and woman on the street who seem most attracted to Donald Trump."
King said he may make up his mind on an endorsement in the fall.
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