Pawnbroker-turned-celebrity Rick Harrison successfully parlayed his career and love of history into the hit reality series Pawn Stars.
Since attaining a certain level of notoriety, Harrison has not shied away from weighing in on potentially controversial political issues. He took that trend even further this week by officially lending his support to Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio in a new campaign ad.
Harrison, who has previously expressed admiration for Rubio, explained why he is backing the Florida senator in a recent interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
I met with him a few times and he gets it. He understands … the number one thing in this world that has brought people out of poverty is the ease of doing business – and it’s getting harder and harder and harder.”