Paul Singer, a billionaire and influential Republican donor, decided to throw his support behind Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) presidential campaign on Friday in a blow to other establishment Republican candidates like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the New York Times reported.
Singer sent a letter to other GOP donors announcing his decision, describing Rubio as a "responsible policymaker" with "youth and vigor."
"Senator Rubio does not shy away from tough competition, which will matter
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given the brutal campaigns that will be waged against the Republican nominee by Secretary Clinton," he wrote. "In a field full of promise, but also of risk for the party, Senator Rubio is the strongest choice."