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  • Cruz, Rubio rip Trudeau for praising Castro

    11/27/2016 12:48:24 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/16 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday for his praise of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Trudeau caught flak on social media after expressing "deep sorrow" for Castro, whom he called a "remarkable leader." Cruz and Rubio, who are of Cuban descent, released their own statements ripping the deceased leader. “Is this a real statement or a parody? Because if this is a real statement from the PM of Canada it is shameful & embarrassing,” Rubio tweeted, linking to Trudeau's statement on Castro's death. “Disgraceful," Cruz tweeted of Trudeau's remarks. "Why...
  • Trump's win isn't the end, says Levin. Time to hold this new 'GOP monopoly' accountable

    11/11/2016 1:54:46 PM PST · by 198ml · 107 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/9/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Wednesday night on the “Mark Levin Show,” Conservative Review’s Editor-in-Chief addressed the historic election that swept Republicans into power and placed Donald Trump in the White House. Levin offered his congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump, but he reminded his audience that it was not Trump who defeated Hillary Clinton. Rather, the constitutional conservatives who went forth and voted for him are the real victors.
  • C. Edmund Wright: Reluctant Trumpers and the Turning Point

    11/10/2016 9:17:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 10, 2016 | C. Edmund Wright
    As someone who started in political communications by fighting the Clintons way back in 1992, I'll be forever grateful for every single person who voted for Donald Trump in 2016. It matters not to me whether they were early adapting, pedal to the metal Trumpers -- or lukewarm reluctant Trumpers -- or even late-converting Never Trumpers. Each vote counted as one, and Trump needed almost all of them to once and for all rid us of the Clinton machine. Amen and pass the plate! Moreover, the future of the Supreme Court, not to mention the nation, is radically more optimistic...
  • Marco Rubio Wins Re-election in Florida Senate Race

    11/08/2016 5:15:17 PM PST · by Kevin C · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/8/2016 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ
    MIAMI — Senator Marco Rubio, who stumbled badly in a bid for the Republican presidential nomination and then jumped back into the race for his Senate seat, was re-elected on Tuesday to a second term.
  • Marco Rubio's Massive Lead in Florida Senate Race Has Virtually Disappeared

    11/03/2016 12:31:10 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 67 replies
    IJR ^ | 11/2/16 | BY JOE PERTICONE
    Marco Rubio's lead over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy in Florida's Senate race has collapsed in the last two months, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,WABC AM,October 31-November 4,2016

    10/31/2016 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 31,2016 | Mark Levin
    WELCOME TO THE MARK LEVIN SHOW WHILE DOING "TRICK OR TREAT" CANDY GIVING OUT DUTY!
  • Breitbart coordinated with liberal activist and organizer who disrupted GOP primary campaign events

    10/25/2016 5:12:49 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/24/2016 | Hadas Gold
    A liberal activist and organizer coordinated with reporters from the conservative news site Breitbart during the primaries to cover his disruptions of events for candidates such as Sen. Marco Rubio. Aaron Black, an associate with Democracy Partners and a former Occupy Wall Street organizer, worked with the pro-Trump site Breitbart, tipping it off about his stunts, exchanging raw video and coordinating coverage, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Black has resurfaced recently as one of the people featured in undercover video from the Project Veritas group. In the video, he claims to work for the Democratic...
  • Rubio outraged at Obama's Cuba policy change on intel sharing

    10/22/2016 7:11:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/16 4:37 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Friday blasted the Obama administration’s latest Cuba policy shift as one that makes “no sense,” because it foresees some intelligence sharing between the two countries. President Obama last week announced a wide array of changes related to Cuba, including changes further easing trade and travel restrictions Americans face related to Cuba. One set of changes to be implemented by the Treasury Department lifted the limits on the amount of tobacco and alcohol products people can buy in Cuba. But the White House outlined several other changes, including one that said the Director of National Intelligence...
  • Senate Dems' campaign arm pulls remaining dollars out of Florida

    10/19/2016 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2016 | Lisa Hagen
    The Senate Democrats’ campaign arm is pulling the remaining money for TV advertising out of the Florida Senate race with three weeks until Election Day. This week, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) canceled its remaining ad reservations in support of Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), a DSCC official confirmed. The move was first reported by the Miami Herald. Earlier this year, the DSCC reserved $10 million to help Murphy, who faces an uphill battle against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The committee has previously shifted money out of the state to invest more heavily in late-breaking Senate races, such as in...
  • Marco Rubio Rejects Wikileaks

    10/19/2016 6:58:08 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 138 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/19/16 | David Wright
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio broke from many in his party when he said Wednesday that Republicans shouldn't discuss the Hillary Clinton campaign emails published by WikiLeaks, a number of which have created bad optics and real headaches for the Democratic ticket. Rubio told CNN that "as our intelligence agencies have said, these leaks are an effort by a foreign government to interfere with our electoral process, and I will not indulge it." His remarks were first reported by ABC News. "Further, I want to warn my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks: Today it is...
  • Rubio, Toomey Dispute Trump 'Rigged' Election Claims in Debates

    10/18/2016 1:10:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey became the latest Republicans to speak out against Donald Trump's warnings of a rigged election Monday night. In separate high-stakes debates, the two incumbent U.S. senators each refuted Trump's claim that the results of the 2016 election could be tainted, and both men called for confidence in next month's vote. "Our elections may not always be completely perfect, but they are legitimate, they have integrity and everyone needs to respect the outcome," Toomey said during his debate with challenger Katie McGinty when asked about the Republican presidential nominee's allegations, which he's been repeating...
  • Breitbart/Gravis Poll: Clinton And Trump Tied In Florida; Rubio Leads Murphy In Senate Contest

    10/07/2016 11:23:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | October 7, 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Florida voters are deadlocked as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and her GOP rival Donald J. Trump each have the support of 46 percent of the electorate, according to the Oct. 4 Breitbart News Network/Gravis Marketing poll of 821 registered voters in the Sunshine State.
  • Dems stop spending to oust Rubio in Florida, as path to Senate takeover gets rockier

    10/01/2016 11:55:56 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 48 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/01/2016 | Foxnews.com
    Washington Democrats’ strong bid to take control of the Senate by defeating several Republican incumbents is showing a few signs of struggling in the final weeks of the election cycle. ... with less than six weeks before Election Day, Rubio is maintaining a roughly 6-percentage-point lead. And the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is cutting back a planned advertising blitz in Florida, which includes canceling ads into early October.
  • Glenn Beck Turns on Ted Cruz, Says He Should Have Backed Marco Rubio Instead

    09/26/2016 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 26, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    After enthusiastically endorsing and campaigning for Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, radio talk show host Glenn Beck admitted he made an error and said he should have supported Marco Rubio instead. Beck had just finished a contentious interview with Cruz, in which he quizzed the Texas Senator about supporting Donald Trump after making a public show of not endorsing him. “For the very first time I heard Ted Cruz calculate,” he said after the commercial break. “And when that happened, the whole thing fell apart for me,” he continued. “And it’s my fault. It’s my fault for...
  • Congress Moves to Block Obama Admin’s ‘Ransom Payments’ to Iran

    09/05/2016 9:08:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/6/16 | Adam Kredo
    Congress is set to consider new legislation that would block the Obama administration from awarding Iran billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars in what many describe as a ransom payment, according to a copy of the legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) will introduce on Tuesday new legislation that would prohibit the Obama administration from moving forward with all payments to Iran, according to the bill, which would also force Iran to return billions of dollars in U.S. funds that have already been delivered to Tehran by the White House. Rubio’s bill—a version of which...
  • Vanity -Rubio runs ahead of Democrat, Murphy by 200,000 votes with 5% votes counted!!!

    08/30/2016 4:39:32 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 46 replies
    Marco Rubio is running far ahead with total primary votes cast (2%) in Senate Primary. Rubio is now the GOP Senate nominee in Florida!!! He is amassing huge vote count ahead of his possible Democrat opponent Democrat, Pat Murphy. The Trump effect is helping Rubio come up with a landslide win over alll candidates Democrat, Republican, or otherwise!!! Florida will go to Trump, big time!!!
  • Rubio now open to campaigning alongside Trump

    08/30/2016 7:10:44 AM PDT · by DadOfFive · 87 replies
    Marco Rubio open to campaigning with Donald Trump
  • Cruz endorses Rubio, stays out of McCain's race.

    08/29/2016 1:41:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 24 replies
    Text at link.
  • Rubio on Trump: First a Con Man, Now Better Than Clinton

    08/23/2016 2:01:46 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/23/2016 | brendan farrington
    A dangerous, erratic, con man with the worst spray tan ever. That's how Sen. Marco Rubio described Donald Trump when they were both seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Now that Trump is the nominee and Rubio is running for re-election, his tone is different. He is no longer criticizing Trump, but he isn't exactly gushing praise. Democrats are trying to make him look like a hypocrite for backing the man he previously said shouldn't have access to nuclear weapon codes, and for jumping back into the Senate race after he said he wouldn't. "Sen. Rubio is actually the real con...
  • Memo: Soros’ Investments Led To Senate Passage Of ‘Gang Of Eight’ Immigration Bill

    08/17/2016 5:36:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros’ non-profit network, the Open Society Foundations (OSF), is confident about the future success of its work in the field of immigration activism and may embark on a massive campaign on immigration issues in the near future. That’s according to a candid 62-page document reviewing OSF’s work on immigration reform discussed in May at the group’s board meeting in Montgomery, Ala. The document, which is one of 2,500 stolen from OSF in a massive hack and released over the weekend, shows that the Soros group believes that its $7.7 million investment in groups pushing for immigration reform...
  • Marco Rubio Tells Pastors to Love Gay People, 'Abandon a Spirit of Judgment'

    08/16/2016 4:52:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 8/15/16 | Stoyan Zamov
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio told pastors during a conference on Rediscovering God in Orlando that loving gay people, instead of judging them, is a fulfillment of the teachings of the Bible, rather than something that goes against it. "In order to love people you have to listen to them," Rubio said in his speech at the Rediscovering God in America Renewal Project, according to Breitbart News. "You have to understand their perspective, their hopes and their dreams and their fears and their pain." Rubio ran for this year's Republican presidential nomination. He dropped out in March after failing to win...
  • Clinton Leads for Prez, Rubio Leads for Senate

    08/16/2016 1:38:49 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 31 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 08/16/2016 | Monmouth University
    West Long Branch, NJ – Hillary Clinton holds a 9 point lead over Donald Trump in the crucial swing state of Florida. The Monmouth University Poll also finds incumbent Marco Rubio leading either of his two main Democratic challengers to retain his U.S. Senate seat, although by varying margins. Rubio’s endorsement of Trump could pose a few problems for him in November and his late decision to run for reelection is seen primarily as a move to boost his future presidential prospects. Among Sunshine State voters likely to participate in November’s presidential election, 48% currently support Clinton and 39% back...
  • Marco Rubio stands by calling Trump a 'con artist,' still supports him

    08/16/2016 1:08:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    (CNN)Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is standing by his description of Donald Trump as "a con artist," but he says in a new interview he still plans to support the real estate mogul for president. "I've stood by everything I ever said in my campaign," Rubio told the Miami Herald editorial board Monday when asked about his comments made during the Republican presidential primary earlier this year. He said the race is "in a different place now" -- with voters facing a "binary choice" between Trump and Hillary Clinton. "In our republic, while the presidency is powerful, there is a balance...
  • Marco Rubio: Religious Right Should Love Gays Not Judge Them

    08/13/2016 2:38:55 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 85 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 13 Aug 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    In a speech to pastors, Sen. Marco Rubio urged religious conservatives to love gay people, instead of judging them for their behavior.
  • Marco Rubio Warns Christian Conservatives of the Costs of Gay Intolerance

    08/13/2016 7:21:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 12, 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who has faced widespread condemnation for agreeing to speak at a conference alongside Christian conservatives who have denounced homosexuality and gay rights, used his speech to the group on Friday to warn of the costs of intolerance. His remarks in Orlando, Fla., not far from the site of the massacre at a gay nightclub in June, were his most extensive yet in public on the subject of prejudice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. And he struck a notably softer tone than during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, during which he repeatedly...
  • Chairman Royce on Reports That Obama Secretly Sent $400M to Iran: ‘It Keeps Getting Worse’

    08/03/2016 9:03:43 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 55 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 03, 2016 | By Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – Republicans lashed out Tuesday at the Obama administration over a news report claiming it airlifted $400 million in foreign currency to Tehran on the same day the regime released five imprisoned Americans. On that day in January, the U.S. agreed to settle a 37-year-old Iranian legal claim worth $400 million, plus an additional $1.3 billion in interest. The two developments also coincided with the “implementation day” for the nuclear deal struck between Tehran, the U.S. and five other nations. The administration has long denied that the $1.7 billion settlement was related to the prisoner releases, or that it...
  • TRUMP TALKS ABOUT MARCO RUBIO

    07/29/2016 8:26:42 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 38 replies
    https://youtu.be/h-qjPME5QIc
    TRUMP TALKS ABOUT MARCO RUBIO https://youtu.be/h-qjPME5QIc
  • RNC 2016 Speakers

    07/17/2016 5:49:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 96 replies
    RNC 2016 Cleveland ^ | July 17, 2016
    Monday Speakers Monday: Make America Safe Again From attacks on our own soil and overseas to the tragedy in Benghazi, the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us vulnerable. Our immigration system is broken, leaving our country open to security threats and the negative consequences of illegal immigration. A Donald Trump administration will listen to and learn from our nation’s heroes who have put themselves in harm’s way and pursue a national security strategy and foreign policy that will strengthen our military and make America safe again.to get America’s economy up and running … and get Americans working again....
  • ‘The Way Is Clear’: Kasich Ally Urges Former 2016 Hopeful to Challenge Trump at RNC (Milt, again)

    07/11/2016 3:54:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    An ally of former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has a message for the Ohio governor’s supporters: It’s time to convince Kasich to offer himself as an alternative to Donald Trump at next week’s Republican National Convention. According to Cleveland.com, in an email sent Sunday night, former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R) told Kasich supporters, “John needs encouragement to make the move. Please email John and offer him your encouragement and continued backing. … The way is clear for John. It’s not going to get better than this, but time is of the essence. Please take a moment to...
  • Rubio Decides Not to Attend GOP Convention

    07/06/2016 7:16:29 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Marco Rubio has decided to skip the GOP convention in Cleveland this month after originally saying he would attend, citing the rigors of his newly launched Senate campaign. He's the latest major GOP politician to skip out on the convention, which will serve as Donald Trump's coronation as the party's nominee. Only a small handful of Trump's former rivals will attend. "Florida has always been a competitive state and it will be this fall. Marco had planned to go to the convention before he decided to seek re-election. Since Marco got into the race late, he will be in Florida...
  • New Carlos Beruff ad mocks robotic Marco Rubio

    07/03/2016 2:09:33 PM PDT · by Javeth · 20 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 27, 2016 | Adam C. Smith
    If you think "Robot Rubio" faded away after Marco's painful debate in New Hampshire, think again. The Carlos Beruff Senate campaign has resurrected that image of Marco Rubio as a talking points repeater in a new digital ad featuring clips of newly minted Senate candidate Rubio repeatedly declining to make an "unequival" statement promising to fill out a full second term rather than run again for president.
  • Ted Cruz endorses Marco Rubio’s re-election

    07/03/2016 10:05:35 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 237 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | June 22, 2016 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    A onetime opponent is throwing his support behind Marco Rubio. On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz said he was “glad to support” Rubio in his re-election bid. Cruz, a Texas Republican, was one of more than a dozen Republicans who ran for president earlier this year. “Marco Rubio is a friend and has been an ally in many battles we have fought together in the Senate. I’m glad to support him in his bid for re-election,” he said in a Facebook post shortly after Rubio’s announcement. “Marco is a tremendous communicator and a powerful voice for the American Dream. At this...
  • Mark Levin Endorses Marco Rubio for Senate, Ron DeSantis for House

    07/01/2016 9:30:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | June 27, 2016 | PPD Elections Staff
    Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin endorsed the reelection bids of Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ron DeSantis in two key races in Florida. A recent critic of Sen. Rubio during his failed bid for the Republican nomination, Mr. Levin now says “Rubio has a solid record” and echoed the praises from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a former presidential rival who also endorsed Rubio’s bid for reelection. “I support Senator Marco Rubio for reelection to the U.S. Senate as well,” he wrote. “The Senator has reversed his position on whether or not to run again, and I see his change...
  • Marco Rubio is Being Primaried (Beruff Willing To Speak For Trump At Convention)

    06/27/2016 2:55:25 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    Carlos Beruff ^ | June 27, 2016 | Pinkbell
    I have already posted on here about Paul Nehlen who is a terrific candidate attempting to Cantor Paul Ryan. Nehlen is gaining some traction, but someone who people have been less focused on primarying (probably because he just announced he is running) is Marco Rubio. As we know, Marco Rubio has "endorsed" Trump while continuing to waver and make negative comments about him to the media. This is no way to get the party behind your nominee. Here is some info about Carlos Berulo: A father, husband and Florida businessman, Carlos Beruff is a proud representation of the American Dream....
  • Carlos Beruff already labeling Rubio a 'career politician'

    06/26/2016 11:08:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politics.heraldtribune.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Zac Anderson
    It took less than 48 hours for Marco Rubio to nearly clear the field in what had been a crowded GOP U.S. Senate primary. One after another, Republican candidates — some who had campaigned for more than a year — dropped out last week rather than face Rubio, one of the GOP’s leading figures nationwide. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reversed course this week, and is seeking re-election. The last Republican standing in the way of Rubio claiming the nomination is a brash Manatee County homebuilder who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump. Carlos Beruff seems determined to fight on regardless...
  • Political Rookie And Trump Backer Could Give Rubio Trouble

    06/26/2016 11:03:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    newstalkflorida.com ^ | 6/26/16 | James Williams
    WASHINGTON - Just last week Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he would seek re-election after a long presidential primary battle that saw him finish third to Donald Trump. Now it seems with the August GOP primary coming fast it seems that his biggest challenge on paper, could be someone who looks lot like Donald Trump. We know that there is no love lost between Rubio and the presumptive Republican 2016 presidential nominee. Now enter billionaire Carlos Beruff, who has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, and may even have the backing of Florida Gov. Rick...
  • Rubio faces Trump-like challenger in primary (rebuff Marco with Beruff!!)

    06/26/2016 11:00:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/26/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Only one person stands in the way of Marco Rubio merging from August's Senate primary victorious--and on paper, he looks a lot like Donald Trump Millionaire Carlos Beruff has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, they both have allies in Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and hasn’t been afraid to pour their millions into their bids. And while Rubio's decision to reverse course and run for reelection this week all-but cleared the field and has made him the heavy favorite, Beruff has refused to go quietly. “The voters of Florida can reelect Washington’s candidate, who has consistently...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 June 2016

    06/26/2016 4:32:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 206 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 June 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 26th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robby Mook, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn.
  • Jeb Bush endorses Marco Rubio for Senate

    06/23/2016 5:56:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 36 replies
    It's all a Twitter-official love-fest now:
  • Rubio says he will seek Senate re-election, reversing course

    06/22/2016 8:14:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22,2016
    Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio reversed course Wednesday and said he will seek re-election to the Senate, telling Fox News: “I changed my mind.” The decision, widely expected among his Florida Republican colleagues, follows repeated claims during the GOP presidential primary race that he would not run again for Senate. Rubio for months had spoken about his frustrations with the Senate, in explaining his original decision to run for the presidency only – and defending himself against criticism for missed votes. But he told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Wednesday while he’s “frustrated” with the Senate, it is “also...
  • Marco Rubio announces Senate reelection run

    06/22/2016 8:01:57 AM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 22, 2016
    One-time Republican presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will be running to keep his Senate seat, reversing course on his initial decision not to seek reelection. In an interview with the Miami Herald on Wednesday, Rubio explained what was behind his change of heart. "I think that the point that really drove me to change my mind is that as we enter this kind of new chapter in our history here is, there's another role the Senate plays that I think can be really important in the years to come," he said. "And that's the power given to it...
  • Fla. rep: Rubio says he's 'getting in' Senate race

    06/17/2016 8:09:32 AM PDT · by orchestra · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) said Friday morning that Sen. Marco Rubio (R) is "saying he's getting in" the Senate race. Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) said Friday morning that Sen. Marco Rubio (R) is "saying he's getting in" the Senate race. Jolly added during an appearance on CNN's "New Day" that he plans to tell his constituents at noon on Friday whether he'll stay in the Senate race himself or seek reelection to the House. A spokesperson for Jolly later clarified that he "has no actual knowledge of a Rubio decision." An aide indicated Friday that Rubio still plans to spend...
  • RNC delegates launch 'Anybody but Trump' drive

    06/18/2016 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2016 | Tom LoBianco and Tal Kopan,
    A coalition of Republican delegates is mounting a last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from obtaining the GOP nomination by pushing for a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to vote against the presumptive nominee. Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate, organized a call with dozens of other delegates Thursday night to discuss ways to block Trump at the convention. The group, Unruh says, marks the coalescing of disparate "pockets of resistance" -- including backers of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- which had been opposing Trump with little success.
  • Rubio says he will reconsider running for reelection

    06/15/2016 2:42:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will reconsider his decision not to run for reelection, he told reporters Wednesday. Rubio reopened the door to running after speaking with Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera, a close friend of his who is running to replace him. Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 dead made him rethink his decision, Rubio said. “Obviously, I take very seriously everything that’s going on — not just Orlando, but in our country,” he said. “I enjoy my service here a lot. So I’ll go home later this week, and I’ll have some time with my...
  • Rubio Contemplates Senate Run After Orlando Shooting

    06/13/2016 1:38:54 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 38 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6-13-16 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that seeking another term as a senator from Florida has not been part of his family's plan, but the mass shooting Sunday in Orlando has given him pause about his future. "My family and I will be praying about all this, and we'll see what I need to do next with my life with regards to how I can best serve," the former presidential candidate told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. 50 people including the gunman were killed in the shooting at a gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando early Sunday morning. Hewitt asked if Rubio...
  • Poll: Dem candidate leads Mia Love by 6 points

    06/10/2016 6:51:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Freshman Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) is trailing Democratic candidate and attorney Doug Owens by 6 points in a rematch for her targeted House seat, a new poll finds. Owens received support from 51 percent of likely voters compared to 45 percent for Love, according to the Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll conducted by SurveyUSA found. Four percent said they were undecided or supporting a third-party candidate. Love’s campaign questioned the poll’s unexpected results. "I don't believe the numbers to be honest with you," strategist Dave Hansen told The Salt Lake Tribune. "The numbers just do not make sense." Owens embraced...
  • Rubio: I still believe Trump can't be trusted with the nuclear codes

    06/09/2016 7:35:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 9, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Sen. Marco Rubio is sticking by his former attack line that Donald Trump can't be trusted with the nuclear codes, despite having previously come around to support Trump as the nominee. In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Rubio reaffirmed his statement from February — when he was still in the throes of a nasty primary battle — that America can't give "the nuclear codes of the United States to an erratic individual." "I stand by everything I said during the campaign," Rubio said on Thursday. Rubio's wobbly support of Trump comes after the presumptive Republican nominee's comments about Judge...
  • Rubio suggests he's not running for Senate re-election

    06/06/2016 10:08:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | June 6, 2016 | Manu Raju,
    Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed questions Monday over whether he would succumb to pressure from Washington and run for reelection in Florida, signaling he still plans to leave the chamber at year's end.
  • Beck Shreds Rubio Over Trump Support: ‘You Have No Credibility With Me Any More’

    05/30/2016 11:20:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 107 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 30, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Glenn Beck used to talk about harboring respect for Marco Rubio, but now that Rubio has basically thrown in with Donald Trump, Beck tore into Rubio yesterday over what he deemed as a betrayal. Rubio has indicated in various Twitter spats over the past week that he’s behind Trump by default because there are no other good options to take down Hillary Clinton. But that’s not good enough for Beck. He wrote, “Can you have any credibility when you said one thing on the campaign trail and then the opposite after. Were you lying to us then or now Marco?”
  • Marco Rubio’s apology to Donald Trump

    05/29/2016 6:33:34 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 45 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | 12:52 PM, MAY 29, 2016 | CNN WIRE
    WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio apologized privately to Donald Trump in person backstage before a Republican debate for crude remarks he made about Trump’s appearance, the Florida senator said in an exclusive CNN interview.