ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — On Thursday night, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will introduce Mitt Romney as he gives his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination.

Wednesday morning, Rubio was with the North Carolina delegation in Florida talking about why he is thinks the Romney-Ryan ticket is the best bet for the Tarheel state.

Rubio is said to have been on the short list when Mitt Romney was picking his running mate. However Rubio said even though he is not on the final ticket, he is fighting to get the Republicans in the White House.

Rubio spoke at the delegate breakfast in St. Petersburg Wednesday morning and acknowledged that North Carolina is turning into one of the toughest battlegrounds this election season. He called it a toss up for November.

However he says when you take the time look at what Romney stands for, on all issues from fiscal issues, to immigration stances, to social issues as well; he believes the RNC this week will help convince voters that Romney is the right man for the job.

“Mitt Romney understands that the economy grows when people take their own money and use it to start a business and so the job of government is to create conditions that incentive and encourage people to do that. Mitt Romney is uniquely situation to advocate for those policies because in his business life he evaluated those thing that turned into dreams for others,” said Rubio.

Rubio is a new face to the Republican Party on the National level, as he was elected to the Senate all of two years ago.