Two well-known Maryland Republican officials will oversee Marco Rubio's presidential bid in the state, the Florida senator's campaign said Monday.
Del. Christian J. Miele of Baltimore County, and former Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman, will serve as co-chairs of Rubio's effort in the state. Ruibo is the first GOP candidate to announce a leadership team in Maryland.
A poll last week for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore showed Rubio with support from 16 percent of likely Maryland GOP voters, putting him in third place behind former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson and billionaire businessman Donald Trump.
The election will be held April 26.
"If we're going to change the culture of dysfunction in Washington, it starts with electing Marco Rubio as our next president," Miele, who is in his first term, said in a statement.
The leadership team was first reported in early November by Maryland Reporter.com.