U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio – one of the GOP’s rising stars – will appear Wednesday at two events for fellow Republicans Mitt Romney and Robert Pittenger.
Rubio is the headliner for a luncheon and fundraiser for Pittenger at the Charlotte City Club. A private photo reception with the Florida senator will be held prior to the luncheon for those who contributed $1,000 or more. Hosts for the event include Frank Dowd IV, Johnny Harris, Rick Hendrick and Felix Sabates.
Pittenger is running in the 9th Congressional District against Democrat Jennifer Roberts.
Later Wednesday, Rubio is set to appear at a “Victory Rally” for Romney and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The event is set for 1:45 p.m. at SteelFab, Inc., 8623 Old Dowd Road, according to an email from the Romney campaign.
Rubio was among those considered by Romney as a running mate. The Cuban-American lawmaker, who introduced Romney at the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa, is also touted as a future presidential candidate.