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Avik Roy now working for Marco Rubio campaign

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Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and opinion editor of Forbes, has joined the Marco Rubio presidential campaign.

 Welcome to the team! Glad to have you on board,” Rubio tweeted on Monday morning.

Earlier, Roy tweeted to his followers that he was now on Team Rubio.

“No candidate expresses—and embodies—the American dream better than . I’m honored to be advising Sen. Rubio on policy. .”

Roy became a frequent face on cable news four years ago, when he served as a healthcare policy adviser to Mitt Romney. He is the founder of Roy Healthcare Research, an investment research firm, and previously was an analyst and portfolio manager at Bain Capital and J.P. Morgan.

Roy is the principal author of The Apothecary (the Forbes blog on healthcare policy and entitlement reform), as well as author of Transcending Obamacare: A Patient-Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency (2014) and How Medicaid Fails the Poor (2013). His research interests include the Affordable Care Act, universal coverage, entitlement reform, international health systems, veterans’ health care, and FDA policy.

Roy had been working on Rick Perry’s presidential campaign. Perry dropped out of the race last month.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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