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Club for Growth to endorse Marco Rubio?

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According to The Hill: Fact is, Marco Rubio needs some big help. Enter: the Club for Growth. The Club interviewed Rubio on Monday, and Executive Director David Keating said it was “impressed.”

Donors have to be skeptical of Rubio’s chances, and a Club endorsement would provide him both money and legitimacy.

“We are very concerned about the two major tax increases Charlie Crist recently signed and believe there’s no excuse for his active support of the Obama big-government ’stimulus’ spending bill,” Keating said. “We are actively considering the race, but have made no decision yet.”

The organization, which makes a habit of challenge the GOP establishment in primaries, is dancing around the issue for now. While it keeps railing against Crist’s policies as governor — including nominating him for its “Comrade of the Month” earlier this week — it hasn’t taken the plunge and officially got behind Rubio just yet.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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