Former Republican New York Sen. Alfonse D’Amato said on “America’s Newsroom” today that Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would be a winning Republican presidential ticket.

“If Republicans want to win, stop the nonsense of who stands up and screams and yells the most, look at who gets elected,” he said.

D’Amato said that the GOP must win Ohio and Florida if the party wants a Republican to be the next president of the United States.

“The Kasich-Rubio team is a winning team,” he said.

D’Amato also remarked that anyone who attacks Donald Trump at tonight’s prime-time Fox News-Facebook debate will get name recognition, but he warned, “He who throws the bomb generally blows up with the bomb.”

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