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  • Immigration issue makes Marco Rubio #1 with GOP establishment

    11/16/2015 6:08:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    stridentconservative.com ^ | 11/16/15 | Tom Tancredo
    This week it became official. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), not Jeb Bush, is now the Republican establishment’s candidate for President. How do we know that? FOX News pundit Charles Krauthammer has announced it. Since his record for reading the political tea leaves is at least as good as mine, who am I to argue? Krauthammer says the “final four” in the race to the GOP National Convention will be Trump, Carson, Rubio and Cruz. Of those four candidates, there is zero debate over who represents the Republican establishment now that Jeb Bush is no longer in the picture. Since Bush...
  • Rubio vows to release credit card records amid claims of financial mismanagement (2005-06 records)

    11/06/2015 7:35:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 11/5/15 | Fox News Latino
    GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Wednesday he'll release in the next few weeks all of the statements detailing his use of an American Express card he shared with the Republican Party of Florida. Rubio, a former speaker of the Florida House, had the party-issued card from February 2005 to November 2008. During his successful 2010 bid for U.S. Senate, news broke that Rubio had charged items such as grocery bills, plane tickets for his wife and repairs to the family minivan to the card. His spokesman, Alex Conant, said Wednesday that those expenses were for party business, and that...
  • A $10K Family Reunion: Marco Rubio's Mysterious Business Expenses Land Him in 2016 Campaign Hot Seat

    11/04/2015 12:29:50 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    People ^ | 11/4/15 | TIERNEY MCAFEE
    As Marco Rubio rises in the polls, his financial past is coming back to haunt him - namely two years of credit card transactions from his time as speaker of the Florida House, the details of which remain a mystery. During the GOP presidential hopeful's 2010 Senate race, the Tampa Bay Times and the Miami Herald obtained his 2006 and 2007 credit card statements, which allegedly showed that he regularly charged personal expenses - including a four-day, $10,000 family reunion and repairs to his family minivan, according to the Times. The investigation also found he failed to disclose $34,000 in...

    11/02/2015 6:17:04 PM PST · by onyx · 131 replies
    FULL TITLE: MARCO RUBIO TO JORGE RAMOS: I WILL KEEP OBAMA’S FIRST EXECUTIVE AMNESTY IN PLACE UNTIL LEGISLATIVE AMNESTY ENACTED In a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) declared that, as President, he would keep Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for DREAMers in place until it was permanently codified through legislation. Rubio said, in part: DACA…applies to young people that arrived in this country at a very young age before they were adults and I don’t think we can immediately revoke that… I’m not calling for it to be revoked tomorrow, or this week,...
  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Grow Apart As Their Ambitions Expand

    11/01/2015 3:26:10 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/1/2015 | Jason Horowitz
    When he ran for Senate from Texas in 2012, Ted Cruz welcomed the comparisons on Captitol Hill and in the news media to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, another 41 year old Cuban American and oratorically gifted conservative who, two years earlier, had ridden a wave of Tea Party support to victory over his states Republican establishment. But Mr. Cruz also sought a more direct connection to Mr. Rubio, making several pilgrimages to his Washington office for advice, as well as an endorsement, according to people who were members of Mr. Rubios staff at the time. Mr. Rubio, by then...
  • Paul Singer, Influential Billionaire, Throws Support to Marco Rubio for President (GOPe is uniting)

    10/31/2015 8:46:24 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 93 replies
    mytimes ^ | October 30, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    One of the wealthiest and most influential Republican donors in the country is throwing his support to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a decision that could swing millions of dollars in contributions behind Mr. Rubio. The decision by the donor, Paul Singer, a billionaire New York investor, is a signal victory for Mr. Rubio in his battle with his rival Jeb Bush for the affections of major Republican patrons and the party’s business wing. It comes as a major blow to Mr. Bush, who is seeing his once vigorous campaign imperiled by doubts among supporters, and whose early dominance of...
  • Rubio Shows Republicans How to Win

    10/29/2015 3:34:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    In Wednesday night's CNBC Republican debate, Marco Rubio found the thus-far mysterious and elusive juju that only Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been able to tap into in a primary dominated by otherwise utterly unexplainable forces. How, for example, have Trump and Carson been able to rise through the polls while offering little substance and making dozens of controversial statements that would be disqualifying for any other candidate? While many have insisted it's merely the fact that they aren't politicians, I think it goes deeper than that, and Rubio is perhaps the first so-called "establishment" candidate to figure it...
  • Rubio gives up on Senate: He hates it

    10/26/2015 8:28:01 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio is a U.S. senator. And he just cant stand it anymore. I dont know that hate is the right word, Rubio said in an interview. Im frustrated. This year, as Rubio runs for president, he has cast the Senate the very place that cemented him as a national politician as a place hes given up on, after less than one term. Its too slow. Too rule-bound. So Rubio, 44, has decided not to run for his seat again. Its the White House or bust. Thats why Im missing votes. Because I am leaving the Senate. I...

    10/08/2015 7:38:11 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 11 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A new mysterious website exposing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% for his immigration positions ahead of the 2016 primaries has hit the web. At this time, its unclear who made the websitebut it details in depth the immigration transgressions of Sen. Rubio in a way that has yet to be done on the campaign trail. As 2016 GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump marshals his forces to take on Rubiothe new Washington establishment candidate given that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bushs campaign is flounderingthis website could become a central part of the campaign. The URL for the site is RubioAmnestyPlan.Com, and could...
  • Website Exposing Marco Amnesty Rubio Goes Live: A Donor Class Puppet?

    10/08/2015 1:22:30 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 19 replies
    Rubio said he joined the Gang of Eight to to get the best bill possible but he produced the most extreme immigration bill in history (more extreme than McCain-Kennedy) and written by special interest groups. Rubios plan earned the endorsement of Obama, La Raza, Reid, all Dems, Gutierrez, Pelosi, Zuckerberg, Murdoch, Iger, the Chamber of Commerce, and every open borders outfit in the country, the site reads. It details how Rubio broke promises he made to nationally syndicated talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity and Fox News host Bill OReillyagain, for which hes never apologized. Rubio...
  • Americas Tech Exec Savior': Marco Rubio Promotes H-1B, Immigration Platform to Supporters

    10/07/2015 8:50:31 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    [...] Rubio went on to tell the crowd of his plan for thetripling ofH-1B visas for skilled workers, which he hopes to achieve by seeing the passage ofhisbipartisan I-Squared (Immigration Innovation) bill which would be responsible for the outsourcing of even more American jobs to the immigrants who hold them.The I-Squared bill has received tremendous backing from tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Larry Ellison of Oracleand Bob Iger of Disney. Zuckerbergs FWD.us lobbying arm has also played a key role in pushing for these H-1B reforms. FWD.us President Todd Schulte recently falsely suggested that for every H-1B visa...
  • Rubio Goes Off on Trump: 'He's a Very Insecure Person'

    09/29/2015 9:37:58 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 99 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Sep 29, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio appeared on "Hannity" tonight to weigh in on a variety of topics, including his recent war of words with Donald Trump. "It's very clear hes a very insecure person. He doesnt like to be criticized," Rubio said. "The presidency is a tough job. Youre going to be criticized, and you cant flip out every time somebody says something about you. He does. And thats his problem."
  • Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    09/30/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | MICHAEL BARBARO and STEVE EDER
    MIAMI One day in the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Marco Rubio, the young speaker of the House, strayed from the legislative proceedings to single out a lanky, silver-haired man seated in the balcony: a billionaire auto dealer named Norman Braman. This man, Mr. Rubio said in effusive remarks in 2008, was no ordinary billionaire, hoarding his cash or using it to pursue selfish passions. Hes used it, Mr. Rubio said, to enrich the lives of so many people whose names you will never know. As it turned out, one of the people enriched was Mr. Rubio himself. As Mr....
  • Trump: I Know More About Syria Than Marco Rubio Because I Create Jobs All Day

    09/24/2015 11:52:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/24/2015 | Alex Griswold
    Donald Trump said on CNNs New Day that he knows more about Syria than Senate Foreign Policy Committee member Marco Rubio, because he has a history of job creation. Trump defended his refusal to offer any sort of foreign policy specifics. Marco Rubio wants to tell every single thing that he knows to everybody, so that the people on the other side, so that the enemy can learn all about it. I want to be unpredictable. I know more about Syria than Marco Rubio knows about Syria, he boasted. I know about us beating ISIS and us trying to knock...
  • Who is Marco Rubio?

    09/24/2015 8:39:33 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Fox News
    Sen. Marco Rubio calls for a 'new American century' Presidential hopeful goes on 'Special Report' to discuss the Pope's views, GOP opponents and his record Last night, Marco Rubio was interviewed on the Special Report with Bret Baier. Some of his comments were on the money, some leave me wondering, "Just who is this guy?" See the entire (short) interview at: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/86927/v/4501976564001
  • Donald Trump should be scared of Marco Rubio

    09/18/2015 10:15:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    VOX ^ | 09/18/2015 | Zack Beauchamp
    Late in the second Republican debate, "high energy" Donald Trump was sounding sleepy. When moderator Jake Tapper asked him about his history of flubbing it on basic foreign policy issues, he just sounded tired. "The world is blowing up around us," Trump rotely responded. "We will have great teams and great people." Sen. Marco Rubio, whose campaign trail attack on Trump prompted Tapper's questions, pounced. "You should ask him questions in detail about the foreign policy issues our president will confront, because you had better be able to lead our country on the first day," Rubio said to Tapper. "Not...
  • Five Reasons Why Kasich-Rubio Is the Right 2016 Ticket

    08/14/2015 6:06:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | August 14, 2015 | Myra Adams
    Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the annual conservative RedState Gathering, where nine Republican presidential candidates gave fiery speeches. Although all were very impressive speakers, I kept applying the Buckley rule these days, generally thought of as nominate the most conservative candidate who is electable and did not feel confident that any of them could actually win the White House in 2016.

    07/29/2015 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29,2015 | Julia Hahn
    The immigration plan proposed by the Gang of Eight would have dispensed more than 30 million green cards in its first ten years. A green card is an immigration document that authorizes immigrants to collect welfare and become voting citizens, among other things. In a recent but overlooked interview on MSNBCs Up With Steve Kornacki, Sen. Schumer (D-NY) explained how he was personally responsible for recruiting Sen. Rubio to flood the U.S. labor markets: I recruited Marco Rubio to be part of our group of eight being in the gym. [Democratic Senator] Dick Durbin was in the gym and he...
  • Why Scott Walker keeps dropping Marco Rubios name as VP

    07/09/2015 5:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sean Sullivan and Jenna Johnson
    Scott Walker has yet to launch his presidential campaign, but the Wisconsin governor is already talking both privately and publicly about a running mate: Marco Rubio. This comes as news to Rubio, the freshman Florida senator who is running his own campaign to be president. The constant prodding from Walker has become an irritant between the two GOP rivals, neither of whom knows the other all that well. The goal for Walker is clear: to calm the nerves of Republican power brokers who love his conservative message and anti-union pedigree but who worry about the appeal of a white male...
  • Why Scott Walker Keeps Dropping Marco Rubio's Name as VP

    07/09/2015 7:36:05 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 78 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/8/2015 | Sean Sullivan and Jenna Johnson
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to announce his presidential campaign on Monday, often mentions fellow candidate Marco Rubio as a potential candidate. By Sean Sullivan and Jenna Johnson July 8 at 1:05 PM Scott Walker has yet to launch his presidential campaign, but the Wisconsin governor is already talking both privately and publicly about a running mate: Marco Rubio. This comes as news to Rubio, the freshman Florida senator who is running his own campaign to be president. The constant prodding from Walker has become an irritant between the two GOP rivals, neither of whom knows the other...
  • Marco Rubio Crumbles in Polls

    07/04/2015 10:48:06 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-15 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate and US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% (R-Florida) saw his support drop dramatically in a new poll of Republican primary voters released Wednesday.
  • Marco Rubio's support suddenly crumbled in a new poll

    07/01/2015 3:40:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/1/15 | MAXWELL TANI
    Republican presidential candidate and US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) saw his support drop dramatically in a new poll of Republican primary voters released Wednesday. The CNN poll showed that Rubios support has plunged to 6% among likely Republican primary voters. In May, he was leading the GOP pack with 14%. This drop represents the largest shift among any Republican candidate. Where most candidates remained statistically within the margin of error, Rubios drop is the only significant movement up or down among candidates.
  • Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship

    07/01/2015 4:09:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/30/15 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Many conservatives and, indeed, many people have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubios position is on immigration now that hes said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New Hampshires local ABC station on Friday, Rubio made clear that he remains a supporter of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. I do, Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United States illegally. First, though, Rubio said lawmakers have to prove to the American people that illegal immigration is under...
  • Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship

    06/30/2015 12:57:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | June 30, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Many conservatives and, indeed, many people have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubios position is on immigration now that hes said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New Hampshires local ABC station on Friday, Rubio made clear that he remains a supporter of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. I do, Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United States illegally. First, though, Rubio said lawmakers have to prove to the American people that illegal immigration is under...
  • GOP Presidential Hopefuls Introduce Sheldon Adelson-Backed Bill to Ban Online Gambling (Rubio)

    06/25/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dustin Volz
    Two Republican senators running for president reintroduced a bill Wednesday that would effectively ban Internet poker and other forms of online gamblinglegislation that has long been championed by casino magnate and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Both Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio joined a handful of Republicans and one Democrat in reviving the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a measure that proponents say would "restore" the proper interpretation of a decades-old federal ban on some gambling operations by expanding it to include Internet gambling.

    06/23/2015 2:51:40 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% cast the deciding vote for Obamatrade on Tuesday as it squeeked through the U.S. Senate 60-37, and his Senate office is still outright refusing to answer whether he even knew what he was voting on.
  • Vanity: Rubio Delivered 60th vote for TPA

    06/23/2015 9:29:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    US Senate ^ | June 23, 2015 | Me
    The cloture vote to give Obama TPA just passed with the minimum number of yea votes. Marco Rubio voted yes so he delivered the 60th vote.
  • Marco Rubio crime spree overshadowed by Donald Trump crime spree

    06/21/2015 2:24:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I don’t know how the political process could carry on without the New York City media. First the New York Times broke the story of Marco Rubio’s demonic record of traffic violations. The nation was rocked, but somehow we managed to heal and move forward. But no sooner had our heads stopped reeling than the New York Daily News discovered that newly minted candidate Donald Trump has his own Bonny and Clyde history hidden in the shadows. He failed to show up for jury duty multiple times. Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s road to the White House skipped several scheduled...
  • Why Marco Rubio scares all other presidential candidates

    06/18/2015 6:33:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/18/2015 | John Podhoretz
    Ever get the feeling the candidate who is making other candidates worry the most is Marco Rubio? Your feeling is on the money. On Sunday, Hillary Rodham Clinton relaunched her campaign, trying to tag Republicans by saying they are singing the old Beatles song “Yesterday” — a deliberate effort to turn Rubio’s own stinging charge in April that she was a “leader from yesterday” who “began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday” back on him. Not to be outdone, on Monday, Jeb Bush officially began his run for the presidency with a passive-aggressive assault...
  • You Better Listen to What Marco Rubio Is Saying About the Assault on Christianity

    05/27/2015 2:52:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is the Christian Broadcasting Network, CBN, chief political correspondent David Brody interviewing Marco Rubio late yesterday. Question: "Does your deep faith drive public policy decisions on social issues like traditional marriage." RUBIO: We are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech, because today we've reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater. So what's the next step after that? after they're done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity,...
  • Marco Rubio: Were at the waters edge of mainstream Christian teachings being branded hate speech

    05/26/2015 6:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via the Brody File, hard to believe a country that’s 70 percent Christian would acquiesce in a legal regime like that, but then I look at this poll and remember we’ve already reached the point where Christian-owned businesses can be effectively shuttered by the state for politely declining to participate in a gay wedding. It’d be more accurate to say that the effort to brand Christian teachings that undermine progressivism as “hate speech” has already begun in the public sphere, with the fate of the private sphere still undetermined. Based on early indications, though, merely entertaining an opponent of...
  • Dem McMahon: Rubio Makes My Heart Melt, Will Be Nominee

    05/21/2015 5:45:41 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dem strategist Steve McMahon prefaced his remarks with the standard tongue-in-cheek disclaimer about not intending to hurt, by praising him, the prospects of someone from the other party. On this evening's With All Due Respect, McMahon then proceeded to gush over Marco Rubio, saying that listening to him recount his life story as the son of immigrants "melts my heart." McMahon predicted that Rubio would be the Republican nominee. So . . . does McMahon's praise mean anything? Is Rubio really the Republican the Dems fear, or is it a don't-throw-us-in-the-briar-patch pitch on McMahon's part? View the video here.
  • A top GOP 2016 contender is 'living above his means' and making risky moves with his bank account

    05/21/2015 8:23:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    A top contender for the Republican presidential nomination cashed out his retirement savings to pay some nagging bills for a broken refrigerator, air-conditioning unit, and his kids' private-school tuition. According to The Washington Post, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) sold $68,241 worth of retirement funds in September after bills began piling up at home. It's a risky move since it incurs a significant tax penalty. It means that he is probably on some level living above his means, because he is borrowing against his future, Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff told The Post. When asked about his finances on Fox News,...
  • Marco Rubio: I Still Believe In Comprehensive Immigration Reform, But "The Votes Aren't There"

    05/17/2015 12:46:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    RCP ^ | 5/17/15 | Ian Schwartz
    Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace he still believe in comprehensive immigration reform, but the votes just aren't there. Rubio this is due to the 2014 border crisis and "unilateral actions the president took in his executive orders." Rubio acknowledged former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) "partially lost" the Republican primary in 2014 because of his support for comprehensive immigration reform. "The problem is the votes aren't there in the House," Rubio said Sunday. "And as you know, for example, the Majority Leader of the House partially lost his election on the perception...
  • Chris Wallace interviews Marco Rubio

    05/17/2015 5:41:45 PM PDT · by AlienCrossfirePlayer · 46 replies
    May 17, 2015 | Self
    Today Chris Wallace was at his partisan worst when he repeatedly asked Rubio an argumentative and moot question in an obvious and sustained effort to make him (Rubio) visibly angry. Good for Rubio that he didnt take the bait. The question is Knowing that WMD didnt exist, was it a mistake for GWB to go to war in Iraq (Gulf II)?. The question is based on a false premise. We know Sadam had WMD because he used it on Iranians and the Kurds. Media types fixate on the idea that large quantities were not found in the aftermath of Gulf...
  • How Marco Rubio charged thousands in personal expenses on his Republican Party credit card

    05/14/2015 3:54:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/14/15 | Martin Gould
    How Marco Rubio charged thousands in personal expenses on his Republican Party credit card including $4,000 flooring for his Miami home and hired his ex-Dolphins cheerleader wife Republican presidential front-runner Marco Rubio charged thousands of dollars of personal expenses on a party-issued credit card, used his home as the base for his political committee and hired his wife, who billed $5,700 in 'gas and food' expenses, a Daily Mail Online investigation into his finances has revealed. Car repairs, fancy dinners and even a $134 haircut were among the items he charged on the American Express card, which was supposed...
  • Marco Rubios greatest obstacle may be insurmountable

    05/06/2015 9:58:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Marco Rubios talents as a politician are undeniable. As a 2016 presidential candidate, the assets he brings to the table are particularly attractive to Republicans with a vested interest in winning back the White House. Charismatic, young, and a compelling speaker, the popular senator from a must-win state could also leverage his Hispanic background to make inroads with Latino voters. For Republicans in search of an alternative to Jeb Bush, a constituency that grows in number by the day, Rubio represents a compelling substitute. But the Sunshine State senator has a mark against him; one he might be able...
  • Fox News Poll: Marco Rubio jumps to head of 2016 GOP pack, Clinton honesty questioned

    04/23/2015 7:16:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/23/2015 | Dana Blanton
    The Bush dynasty is a negative for voters and Marco Rubio is seen as a leader of the future, as the Florida senator jumps to the head of the GOP pack. The Clinton dynasty is a plus -- and even though Hillary could have an honesty problem, she dominates the Democratic side. And both the Republican faithful (with their crowded field) and the Democratic faithful (with their sole favorite) are happy with their range of 2016 choices. These are some of the findings from the latest Fox News poll on the 2016 presidential election. Here are some more: Announcing your...
  • Bounce: Rubio rises to double digits in new national poll, leads Hillary by six in new Florida poll

    04/20/2015 9:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Last week Nate Cohn wondered why a guy like Rubio with obvious “breakout potential” hasn’t broken out yet, early though it may be. No one expects him to run away with the nomination, but no one expected he’d be stuck at five percent either. As a conspicuously electable center-right candidate, why hasn’t he at least joined Jeb Bush and Scott Walker by polling in the mid-teens?If you believe CNN, he’s on his way. For the moment. Overall, 17% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents back Bush for the GOP nomination, while 12% support Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Paul and Rubio...
  • Translation of Spanish-language Marco Rubio interview on amnesty rattles supporters

    04/18/2015 8:28:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Kurt Schlichter + others on twitter, Breitbart copied onto Twitchy.com ^ | 2015-04-18 | Kurt Schlichter twitter account, article from Breitbart
    As GOP presidential hopefuls scramble to promote their political platforms and distinguish themselves from other candidates, plenty of conservatives were alarmed to see a story on Breitbart.com about Marco Rubios support for President Obamas Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on the basis that there are already people benefiting from it.
  • Big-Money Donors Say Marco Rubios 2016 War Chest at $40 Million

    04/18/2015 4:31:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/15
    Reuters) Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesnt need to worry about money. Its as good as in the bank. Marco Rubio will have the resources necessary to run a first-class campaign, thats already been determined, said billionaire Florida auto dealer Norman Braman, a former Jeb Bush supporter who is now one of Rubios highest-silhouette donors. Annandale Capital founder George Seay, who is hosting a Rubio fundraiser with the moneyed Dallas elite at his 7,000-square-foot, seven-bath home on Tuesday, said: Marco has had zero trouble raising money. At...
  • Marco Rubio: the 2016 presidential campaign's $40 million man

    04/18/2015 6:19:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/18/2015 | MICHELLE CONLIN
    Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn't need to worry about money. It's as good as in the bank. "Marco Rubio will have the resources necessary to run a first-class campaign, thats already been determined," said billionaire Florida auto dealer Norman Braman, a former Jeb Bush supporter who is now one of Rubio's highest-silhouette donors. Annandale Capital founder George Seay, who is hosting a Rubio fundraiser with the moneyed Dallas elite at his 7,000-square-foot, seven-bath home on Tuesday, said: "Marco has had zero trouble raising money." At least seven...
  • Glenn Beck Tears Into Marco Rubios Proposed Tax Plan: Lets Just Vote for Barack Obama Again

    04/17/2015 4:54:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 14, 2015 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck on Tuesday said the tax reform plan proposed by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is bizarre and an absolute jobs killer. Rubio announced he will be running for president in 2016, and Beck said his tax plan is so bad, Americans may as well just vote for Barack Obama again. According to Politico, Rubios plan is designed to reward families with children while slashing levies on business and investment income but keeping a top rate personal income rate of 35 percent, far higher than many Republicans would like. Though 35 percent is a slight cut from the current top...
  • Compare and contrast: Same TV reporter approaches Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio

    04/17/2015 6:54:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-17-15 | Thomas Lifson
    The following contrasting videos should be enough to chill the bones of every Democrat sensibly worried about how good a candidate Hillary Clinton will be. Dan Calabrese, of Herman Cains CainTV.com website brings us the two videos of the same TMZ reporter walking up to both candidates at an airport as they arrive. First, here is Marco Rubio: All smiles and affability, Sure, the reporter is not hostile, but anyone could get annoyed at questions about a spouse's past. Instead, Rubio laughs, makes a joke at his own expense, and comes across as a totally likable guy. Hillary, not so...
  • Marco Rubio Tries to Find the Middle Ground on Same-Sex Marriage

    04/16/2015 1:33:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | April 16, 2015 | Arit John
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-16/marco-rubio-tries-to-find-the-middle-ground-on-same-sex-marriage
  • Levin: Rubio Is "Very Engaging" "Going To Challange The Republican Establishment"

    04/14/2015 4:20:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 14, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of The Liberty Amendments, Mark Levin said that Marco Rubio is very engaging and one of the candidates who is going to challenge the Republican establishment on Monday.
  • When Rubio Was the Man of Floridas House (A look at his record as Speaker of the House)

    04/14/2015 6:36:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 13, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    One of the recurring knocks on Senator Marco Rubio, now officially a presidential candidate, is that as a senator, hes never run or managed anything a criticism that isnt quite accurate. Rubio managed the Florida House of Representatives as speaker for two years, a period marked by some distinct successes but also lingering frustration with Republicans he deemed too passive and comfortable with the status quo. As speaker and in earlier leadership positions in the Florida House, Rubio demonstrated a willingness to delegate to focus on his strengths, communicating and negotiating. The record suggests that a President Rubio would...
  • "Tolerant" Left Goes on Racist Tirades Against Marco Rubio; "[Expletive] Cuban [Expletive]"

    04/14/2015 7:14:27 AM PDT · by rightistight · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/14/15 | Aurelius
    The Left, which repeatedly has called conservatives racist, has shown its true colors with Marco Rubio's announcement that he is running for President. Liberals on social media were incensed that a minority would possibly run for office as a Republican. Hundreds went on racist tirades against Senator Rubio, letting him know that, as a Cuban man, he's not doing what liberals expect or want. Here is a small taste of the vitriol:
  • Florida surprise: Jeff Atwater won't run for Marco Rubio seat

    04/12/2015 8:51:59 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/11/2015 | Marc Caputo
    Just as he looked like a front-runner to replace Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida CFO Jeff Atwater announced Saturday he would not run for the seat. Over the past weeks I have received a tremendous amount of encouragement to consider a run for the United States Senate in 2016, Atwater said in a written statement. While I have certainly taken these words of support under consideration, I will not be a candidate in 2016. I remain committed to only one endeavor and that is to be the best CFO I can be for the people of Florida.
  • Rubio presidential run will begin scramble to fill his seat

    04/11/2015 6:41:23 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 04/11/2015 | AP
    If Marco Rubio fulfills expectations and announces Monday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and not re-election to the Senate, Florida's chief financial officer and a Democratic congressman will become the leading candidates to replace him. Republican CFO Jeff Atwater would be the immediate favorite to replace Rubio after dominant wins in two statewide campaigns. Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is not nearly as well-known. But he is seen as a moderate who can win crossover votes after defeating incumbent Republican Rep. Allen West in 2012 despite West's massive fundraising and national tea party support. The...