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South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott throws support behind Marco Rubio

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Marco Rubio has snagged the endorsement of Sen. Tim Scott. Scott, a South Carolina Republican, endorsed Rubio on Tuesday morning, hours after the Florida Republican outperformed expectations in Iowa. Rubio finished in third place with 23 percent, better than recent polls had projected. “I believe the best days of our country are ahead of her — that 2016 may be the most important election,” Scott says in a video released by the Rubio campaign Tuesday morning. “I am putting my confidence…

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Marco Rubio celebrates strong finish in Iowa, promises to unite and grow GOP

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Marco Rubio took a victory lap Monday, promising Iowans he would unite the Republican Party if he is his party’s nominee. Rubio came in third in the state’s Republican caucus with 23 percent of the vote. The Florida Republican did better than many polls predicted; the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll released Saturday had him polling at 15 percent. Ted Cruz came in first with 28 percent, followed by Donald Trump with 24 percent. Unity has been a…

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Jeanette Rubio encourages Iowans to caucus for husband in new Web video

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Marco Rubio is out with two new Web videos, including one featuring his family. In a pre-caucus message, Jeanette Rubio and her children thanks Iowans for “their wonderful hospitality in this past year.” “Please remember to come out and caucus for Marco,” she tells supporters with the Rubio’s four children by her side. “We need you and can’t do this without your support. Thank you and God bless.” 2016 Republican nomination, Donald Trump, Iowa caucuses, Jeanette Rubio, Marco Rubio, Ted…

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Super PAC backing Marco Rubio raised more than $14 million in 2nd half of 2015

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The super PAC backing presidential hopeful Marco Rubio raised more than $30 million in 2015. Conservative Solutions PAC, the super PAC supporting Rubio, reported it raised $14.4 million in the second part of the year. The organization raised more than $30 million in 2015, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday. The group reported it had $13.9 million in the bank at the end of 2015. Top donors this cycle included a $2.5 million…

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Gravis poll: Donald Trump maintains lead over Ted Cruz in Iowa

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With just two days before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump remains in the top spot among Iowa Republicans. According to a Gravis Marketing poll, Trump leads in Iowa with 31 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 27 percent. Among likely Republican primary voters, Marco Rubio is in third with 13 percent, followed by Ben Carson and Jeb Bush at 7 percent and 6 percent respectively. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders 53 percent to 42 percent. Of…

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NBC Poll: Donald Trump leads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina

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With four days before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Ted Cruz in the Hawkeye State and holds commanding leads in New Hampshire and South Carolina. Among likely GOP caucus-goers, Trump leads Cruz in Iowa, 32 percent to 25 percent, according to NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Marco Rubio is in third with 18 percent, followed by Ben Carson at 8 percent. Jeb Bush is at 4 percent in the Iowa poll. The results mark a shift…

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In new ad, Marco Rubio tells Iowans next president must “stand up to runaway government”

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With less than a week before the Iowa caucuses, Marco Rubio is taking to the airwaves to explain why he thinks Washington, D.C., is broken. The 30-second spot, called “Listening,” features several shots of people listening to a Rubio advertisement while going about their day-to-day business. In the background, Rubio is heard saying it’s “time for a president who will stand up to runaway government and fight Washington special interests in both parties.” “I tell people all the time: America…

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