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As Georgia race heats up, Rubio gets congressman's support

As the Republican presidential scramble heats up ahead of Georgia's March 1 primary, the state's elected leaders are starting to take sides, with Marco Rubio picking up support Monday from a conservative congressman from south Georgia.

Rep. Austin Scott, introducing Rubio at a campaign event at a Buckhead hotel in Atlanta, cited national security concerns as his reason for backing the Florida senator. "He's a man of action," said Scott, who added that many of the other candidates "are just full of a bunch of talk."

Scott, a Republican, did not call any of the other GOP hopefuls by name.

He becomes the third GOP House member from Georgia to...