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  • 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.
  • Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside

    05/28/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ace
    "Pocahantas." For a long time I've been busting on Marco Rubio people, and the class -- Upper Middle Class College-Educated -- so enthused about him.* I've said this before, but this class, in particular, is extremely bully-able. Their class itself is is the product of liberal social cues and mores. College being one of the main prerequisites of class entry (other prerequisites: That your parents are also college-educated), this class is particularly sensitive to threats to their social status by liberals.** Any class whose credentials are monitored by a progressive/archliberal dominant cadre is going to be easily whipsawed into conformity...
  • Rubio called Trump a dangerous ‘con man.’ Now he says Trump should be president.

    05/27/2016 2:32:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ed O’Keefe
    Rubio is on board, saying that he plans to attend the Republican convention in Cleveland and that he would be “honored” to help Trump however he can. “I want to be helpful. I don’t want to be harmful, because I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president,” Rubio said in a CNN interview that will be aired Sunday. Long a star of the mainstream conservative movement, Rubio is one of the starkest symbols of the GOP’s rapid capitulation to Trump. Nearly every prominent Republican — from lawmakers to governors to former White House officials — has acquiesced as polling shows...
  • Marco Rubio Willing To Speak For Donald Trump At Convention

    05/27/2016 2:59:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charles Spiering
    Sen. Marco Rubio is not only going to go to the Republican convention that will nominate Donald Trump as the presidential nominee, he would be willing to speak for his former rival and release his delegates to him.
  • Marco Rubio Willing to Speak for Donald Trump at Convention (And Release his Delegates )

    05/26/2016 5:26:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Marco Rubio is not only going to go to the Republican convention that will nominate Donald Trump as the presidential nominee, he would be willing to speak for his former rival and release his delegates to him. “My sense is I’m going to go to the convention,” Rubio said in an interview with Jake Tapper aired on Thursday. Rubio admitted that he would he “honored” to speak for the Republican nominee if Trump asked him to speak at the convention. ... Rubio said that if his campaign hadn’t released his delegates to Trump for the convention, he would be...
  • Sen. Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election to Senate

    05/26/2016 5:07:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire. Republicans fear that if Rubio doesn’t run for a second term they could lose his seat. And if Republicans lose Florida they increase their odds of losing their Senate majority altogether. […] At least one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, subsequently took the unusual step of issuing a public statement calling Rubio a “very valuable member of the Senate” and disclosing that...
  • A Job for Rubio-Cruz: Save the Web (stop BHO plan to internationally censor US open internet)

    05/23/2016 6:54:24 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2016 | GORDON Crovitz
    Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, back from the campaign trail, have something productive to do in Washington. They’ve taken the lead against President Obama’s plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet. The Obama administration announced in 2014 it would end U.S. oversight by canceling the Commerce Department’s long-standing contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann. Despite enormous effort over the past two years by the multi-stakeholder community of network engineers and developers, no one found an alternative to U.S. stewardship that would protect the global Internet from censorship by authoritarian regimes. The...
  • Marco Rubio criticizes anonymous sources, tweets workout plans

    05/17/2016 7:15:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Marco Rubio fired off an extended series of tweets late Monday night, alternating between sharp jabs and light jokes, aimed at a pair of Washington Post reports about his plans for his political future and his alleged "hate" for the Senate, a word the Florida senator disputes. Criticizing the use of anonymous sources, Rubio, who has 1.36 million followers, took the opportunity to make an enigmatic joke about his political future, winking at his former rival Donald Trump. "As for future in politics, well it's nearly impossible for someone not in office to ever become a successful candidate for President....
  • Trump: Rubio not under consideration for VP Pick

    05/16/2016 11:29:15 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/16/16 | Sophie Taum and David Mark
    Donald Trump is making it clear he's not considering Marco Rubio as his running mate. The Florida senator is an oft-mentioned name as a vice-presidential choice for the presumptive GOP nominee. Speculation heightened after The Washington Post reported Sunday on five names that Trump surrogate Ben Carson suggested were under consideration. Trump took to Twitter Sunday evening to dismiss those claims.
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Who Is NOT On Donald Trump VP List…

    05/15/2016 3:56:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/14/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works... Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
  • Let's Talk About Open Border

    05/11/2016 10:11:36 PM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 12, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Until recently, most people in Europe and the United States-at least, those of us who had grown up and lived our lives as citizens-gave little thought to national immigration policy. Unless you had a vested interest in the issue, either as an immigrant yourself or someone who profited from specific immigration policies, e.g. as an immigration attorney, a member of a group like LULAC, the NCLR, or someone who worked for a VOLAG, the likelihood that this was a galvanizing domestic issue for you would be very slim. However, with the continuing flood of unaccompanied minors across the nation’s southern...
  • Marco Rubio Reappears, Praises NATO and the United Nations

    05/11/2016 12:13:14 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    Senator Marco Rubiobot reappeared for his first “on camera” interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper since dropping out of the presidential primary race. Delivering and repeating his scripted and well-rehearsed talking points, a trademark of his political career, Rubio dismissed any notion that he would be a vice-presidential pick for Donald Trump and quixotically obfuscated away from any endorsement; preferring instead to repeat the ‘I-signed-a-pledge’ meme ad nauseam. The best part of the interview was toward the end. After Rubio praised NATO and the United Nations Jake Tapper correctly pointed out that Marco Rubio’s foreign policy, and global world view, is...
  • Cruz campaign: We could have stopped Trump if Rubio became running mate

    05/08/2016 10:50:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 128 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/08/16 | Jack Tapper
    Washington (CNN)Republican officials who oppose Donald Trump as their party nominee have spent the last few days -- ever since the withdrawal from the race of Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- wondering if there is anything they could have done to prevent this outcome. Top officials of the Cruz campaign are convinced there is one specific step that could have stopped Trump -- and they blame Sen. Marco Rubio for not taking that step. In early March, it became clear that Trump was well on his way to the nomination and would even likely defeat Rubio...
  • Rubio delegates urge Trump to make Florida senator his VP

    05/06/2016 9:01:10 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/06/2016 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Nearly a half-dozen Louisiana delegates who previously supported Marco Rubio released a letter on Thursday pledging to back Donald Trump at the convention and calling on the presumptive Republican nominee to choose Rubio as his running mate. "Previously being undeclared after supporting Sen. Marco Rubio, the five undersigned delegates feel it is important to coalesce around one candidate and begin the process of party unity for the ultimate goal of defeating the Democratic challenger in the fall," wrote the "Rubio Five." The letter, which was obtained by the Washington Examiner, continued, "We firmly believe the process of achieving consensus involves...
  • Billionaire casino magnate and key Republican donor Sheldon Adelson backs Donald Trump

    05/06/2016 6:25:23 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 8 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 6, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    'He won fair and square': Billionaire casino magnate and key Republican donor Sheldon Adelson backs Donald Trump Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has backed Donald Trump Key Republican donor said Trump won the nomination 'fair and square' Adelson previously supported President George W. Bush and Mitt Romney Both Presidents Bush and Speaker Paul Ryan refused to back Trump Casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson has backed Donald Trump in the race for the White House. Adelson, who dropped put of college and went on to amass a $28billion fortune from the hotel, newspaper and gambling industries, said Trump 'won...
  • Time is now for Trump to pick Rubio for VP

    05/03/2016 6:58:48 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 233 replies
    First the reason the time now to pick Rubio is to beat Hillary to the punch with picking an hispanic. Second reason why. It locks up almost all of the southern states. Rubio did well in Virginia and will also help in Nevada. This leaves Ohio for Trump to win. It also helps him compete in Minnesota and New Mexico. This will allow Trump to put resources in the some of the Northeast states making Hillary compete in states they would not normally compete in. Some argue for a women to cancel out the woman card or a black American....
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio as Third-Party Challengers to Trump

    05/02/2016 10:27:06 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 91 replies
    News Max ^ | 01 May 2016
    For those who thought it is too late for a third-party candidate to run for president, don't count out that option quite yet. Bill Kristol has put out a hypothetical short list of third-party candidates, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, Breitbart News reports. One of the nation's most influential conservatives and editor of The Weekly Standard, Kristol has said that a Trump victory in Indiana this Tuesday would force him to refocus on his so-called Latter-Day Republican independent ticket.
  • Report: Rubio won’t endorse Cruz because he doesn’t want it used against him in 2020

    05/02/2016 9:11:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | May 2,2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Marco Rubio won’t be endorsing Ted Cruz during the Republican presidential primary, but he’s likely to back the Texas senator at a contested convention — if it gets that far… Rubio has already helped Cruz by renting him his fundraising list, calling him “the only conservative left in the race,” withdrawing his name from the primary ballot in select states so as not to siphon votes from Cruz and petitioning to hang on to some of the 171 delegates he won to keep them from going to Donald Trump… “Marco wants Donald to lose. If he thought his endorsement would...
  • Marco Rubio warming up to Donald Trump - 'Lets Not Ignore Will of American People'...

    04/29/2016 10:11:11 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 45 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | Alex Leary
    Marco Rubio appears to be warming up to Donald Trump, saying Friday his “performance has improved significantly." Rubio has also continued to withold an endorsement of Ted Cruz, even though he previously praised him as the conservative in the race.
  • Mocking Critics, Donald Trump Says He Can Win Without Republican Unity

    04/30/2016 4:06:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ADAM NAGOURNEY
    BURLINGAME, Calif. — Donald J. Trump got a taste on Friday of what his next month of campaigning in California could be like. He was forced to exit his motorcade and walk through a field, climbing an embankment with Secret Service agents helping him, to avoid angry demonstrators on the street. “We went under a fence and through a fence, and oh, boy, it felt like I was crossing the border, actually,” Mr. Trump said when he finally made it to a ballroom to speak at California’s Republican Party convention. For the next 25 minutes, though, Mr. Trump spoke little...
  • Who is/were your top GOP candidates, in order? (VANITY)

    04/29/2016 8:27:40 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 80 replies
    Self ^ | April 29, 2016 | Self
    Who, with the benefit of hindsight, were your preferences for the GOP nomination, in order? And if you feel like adding it, whom did you #1 prefer in 2008 and 2012?
  • Trump After New York: the Presumptive Nominee

    04/22/2016 11:34:11 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/22/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    The scale of Donald Trump’s victory in New York turned him from frontrunner into presumptive Republican nominee. Trump is correct in asserting that a manipulated nomination defying the popular vote would be anathema to the Republican base. It would make Cleveland and the fall campaign chaotic and unmanageable. Second, Trump is probably going to win the nomination on the first ballot. Take a clear-eyed look at the numbers. After New York, Trump has 845 delegates. Cruz has 559, and Kasich has 147. So Trump is 139 delegates ahead of the other two combined. He is almost 300 delegates ahead of...
  • Rubio Says He Will Support Trump If He’s Nominee

    04/22/2016 9:01:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/22/2016 | Jim Hoft
    It’s clear who GOP voters want as their nominee. Senator Rubio said today he will endorse Donald Trump if he is the nominee. As Bill Mitchell suggested – This is not something he’d say if he’s going to endorse Ted Cruz.
  • Trump: I Want to Bring Rubio Into Campaign

    04/22/2016 3:59:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/21/16 | Greg Richter
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump says he'd like to bring Florida Sen. Marco Rubio into his campaign as part of his effort to unify the party. Trump already has the support of two of his vanquished foes: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. "Frankly, Marco I'd love to have involved," Trump said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." "This party has to unite," Trump said. "Then you're going to have the House and Senate." Rubio dropped out of the race after losing his home state of Florida, but has yet to endorse anyone. Trump also responded to...
  • Cruz, asked about O’Reilly and Hannity: “There are hosts who make the decision to go in the tank

    04/20/2016 5:53:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 62 replies
    http://hotair.com/ ^ | Allahpundit
    A good catch by Mediaite from Cruz’s interview this morning with Chris Stigall, and de facto confirmation of what I wrote earlier about the frustration he seems to be feeling with Hannity (and Fox News writ large). To be clear, it’s Stigall who brings up O’Reilly and Hannity. Cruz doesn’t name them as hosts who are “in the tank for Trump” but he’s complained before about O’Reilly’s habit of defending Trump and his spokesman’s complained about Hannity pushing Trump’s talking points. And Cruz’s silence in not challenging Stigall about O’Reilly and Hannity is deafening. He pointedly omits them from his...
  • Cruz Outmaneuvering Trump in Battle for Rubio Delegates

    04/15/2016 7:07:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/14/2016 | by BRENDAN BORDELON & ELIANA JOHNSON
    Marco Rubio won Minnesota decisively on March 1, but the 17 delegates he was awarded are now up for grabs, free to vote for any candidate they like on a first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In a hotly contested Republican primary that looks increasingly likely to culminate in a contested convention this summer, those delegates will be critical. The battle for them is essentially throwing states such as Minnesota, which have already held their nominating contests, back into play as they elect delegates at state conventions. And Ted Cruz’s campaign, which has run circles around Donald...
  • Lapsed Rubio Delegates Are Up for Grabs on Convention's First Ballot

    04/14/2016 8:21:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 14,2016 | by ARI MELBER
    Only 34 of the 172 delegates Rubio won in the primaries will be immediately up for grabs on the first ballot in Cleveland. That development is opening up a fierce competition to win these lapsed Rubio delegates, which are located in Oklahoma, Minnesota and Louisiana. "Our state rules say if someone is not on the ballot, they are free to vote for whomever they choose," said Oklahoma GOP chair Pam Pollard, "and I support that." "We have 12 bound delegates for Rubio," she told NBC News, "so if he is not on the ballot — those 12 delegates are free...
  • Cruz: "You Would Be A Fool" Not To Look At Rubio As VP Seriously

    04/14/2016 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday at a town hall hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was asked about the potential of his former opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) being a potential running mate, given that if Rubio made a deal that gave Cruz his delegates, it could push him over the top to the GOP nomination.
  • Marco Rubio: My Lukewarm Praise Of Ted Cruz Wasn't An Endorsement

    04/13/2016 11:09:29 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 79 replies
    TPM ^ | 04/13/16 | Katherine Krueger
    After making tepidly positive remarks about former GOP presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) set the record straight on Wednesday: It wasn't an endorsement. "I'm not endorsing in this race right now. I don't have any announcement to make, I was just answering the question," Rubio told reporters. Rubio was referring to a Tuesday interview with conservative radio host Mark Levin where he said he wants a conservative in the White House and Cruz is the only candidate left standing that fits his criteria.
  • Rubio to Levin: "The Only one who fits... is Ted Cruz"

    04/12/2016 7:27:55 PM PDT · by writer33 · 168 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/12/16 | CR Wire/Mark Levin
    On tonight's episode of LevinTV Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Mark Levin in a wide ranging interview. The two touched on a host of topics, including Rubio's future political plans, his foreign policy vision, and who he thinks should be the president. When Levin asked Rubio who he would be supporting for the corner office, Rubio said that his delegates are bound on the first ballot. He added that on subsequent ballots, "I hope that they'll nominate a conservative." Rubio added, "the only one[presidential candidate] that fits that criteria is Ted Cruz."
  • Trump Floats Rubio, Kasich, Walker as Vice President Picks

    04/11/2016 9:09:35 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 143 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 004/11/2016 | by Alex Swoyer
    “Yes. I like Marco Rubio. Yeah. I could,” Trump told columnist Kirsten Powers about putting Rubio in his administration. He was asked if Rubio was a potential vice president choice for him. “There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names. … I do like Marco. I do like [John] Kasich. … I like [Scott] Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him. There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard,”...
  • Trump Mentions Two Former 2016 Contenders as Possible VP Picks — & Another That’s Still in the Race

    04/12/2016 10:36:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    All information © 2016 TheBlaze Inc ^ | 04.11.16 | Oliver Darcy
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump listed a few of his fellow 2016 rivals as possible running mates in an interview published Monday. Speaking to columnist Kirsten Powers, Trump spoke favorably about Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) who he famously feuded with before defeating him in his home state.... “There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names,” he said. “[I] do like Marco. I do like (John) Kasich. … I like (Scott) Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him.”
  • Cruz, Rubio join forces in Arkansas to block Trump delegates

    04/12/2016 5:22:26 AM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/12/16 | David M. Drucker
    Ted Cruz's and Marco Rubio's supporters have teamed up in Arkansas to pack the state delegation with individuals who'll turn against Donald Trump in a contested convention. Since Rubio ended his presidential bid March 15, his network of party insiders has lined up behind Cruz to win delegates who'd vote for the Texas senator once they're no longer bound to Trump in a floor fight. Trump won Arkansas' GOP primary March 1 with 32.8 percent of the vote compared to Cruz's 30.5 percent and Rubio's 24.9 percent. But Cruz's canny operatives, with Rubio riding shotgun, is likely to thwart Trump...
  • Marco Rubio clings to delegates — and hopes for Republican nomination

    04/07/2016 5:57:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Marco Rubio has fought to take the delegates he won to the Republican National Convention in July, leaving him in a position to be a power broker or even, if everything falls into place, to make another run at the top of the party’s presidential ticket. Under current rules, he doesn’t qualify to be considered for the presidential nomination — only Donald Trump has clearly met the threshold so far — but if the party starts looking beyond the billionaire businessman, Mr. Rubio could be in line. “You can see absolutely how it could play out,” said Chris Bravacos,...
  • Peter King Brutally Bashes ‘Phony’ Cruz, Hopes New Yorkers Give Him Cold Shoulder ‘and Other Things’

    04/07/2016 12:25:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 7, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    New York state representative Peter King is not one to hold his tongue on his true feelings about anything, so did you think the outspoken pol wasn’t gonna dig in on Ted Cruz today? Fuhgeddaboudit. During an appearance on The Joe Piscopo Show Thursday morning, Rep. King slammed the Texas Senator amid the controversies he’s facing in — and prior rhetoric about — New York. Just twelve days before the New York primary, Cruz is on major damage control on the campaign trail after a disastrous day in the Bronx saw Cruz getting booed, heckled, and become subject of a...
  • Cruz: At A Contested Convention Rubio, Kasich Delegates Will Come To Us Not Trump

    04/01/2016 9:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 1, 2016 | Pam Key
    Friday on Fox New Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said if no candidate gets the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination by the Republican convention this summer than at a contested convention, the Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) delegates will come to him, not Donald Trump. Cruz said, “The only way to win the Republican nomination is to earn a majority of the delegates and that is what I believe we’re going to do, either in the states leading up to the convention, or if we get to the...
  • How Marco Mishandled Trump

    04/01/2016 1:14:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    *This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.Many folks thought Marco Rubio was the most talented politician since Ronald Reagan. He shares with the Gipper that sunny outlook that distinguishes Reagan conservatism from the bitter and ugly populism of a Trump. It should be clear in this dreary season, however, that Marco badly mishandled Trump. When he taunted Trump about the size of his hands, he descended into the sewer. It may have been necessary for Marco to mix it up with the Donald, but you cannot go into the sewer with him. Professional mud slingers always have a home field...
  • Marco Rubio’s secret (money) legacy

    03/31/2016 1:14:29 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 28 March 2016 5:19am EDT | Shane Goldmacher
    Marco Rubio’s campaign is dead. His secret-money legacy lives on. Nobody knows who funded the nonprofit group that spent more than $10 million on TV ads boosting Rubio, and untold more on mailers and research. And, unless those donors out themselves, nobody ever will. No presidential candidate fighting for their party’s nomination has ever benefited from as much undisclosed cash, and watchdogs worry the pro-Rubio group’s unchecked activity serves as a dangerous precedent that will soon become common practice. “It is now the model for a how a candidate can inject unlimited, secret, corrupting money into their campaigns to benefit...