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Marco Rubio featured on ‘Nightline’ tonight

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Charlie Crist will announce his plan to leave the Republican Party today and run as an Independent in the U.S. Senate race, according to reports.

The reason he’s leaving, poll-leading Republican opponent Marco Rubio, will receive a national showcase on Thursday’s “Nightline.”

“Nightline” co-anchor Terry Moran will interview Rubio in Coral Gables tomorrow. ABC News said that Moran also will ask the Cuban-American candidate “about Arizona’s proposed immigration law, the economic stimulus, the Tea Party movement, and what his candidacy says about the current Republican Party.”

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