Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 16, 20165min235

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman said Wednesday he was “heartbroken” that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination following a distant second-place loss in his home state to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. “There’s no doubt in my mind he would have won Colorado if it had come to a vote,” Coffman told The Colorado Statesman in a statement. “His support here is deep and wide, and we were honored to be with a candidate who exudes such optimism, strength and class. Some others could take pointers.”