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Marco Rubio team sets up online war room for debate

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The 2011-2012 presidential campaign was the first one waged on Twitter, and anyone who followed along knows that the opinions expressed on social media accelerate perceptions on items like who “won” a debate.

Knowing this, the Marco Rubio camp is setting up an “online debate war-room,” for tonight’s rumble at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the first GOP presidential debate of the 2015-2016 season.

Campaign manger Terry Sullivan has sent a message to supporters on how they can engage while watching the debate unfold. Read below:

At 9pm EDT tonight, Marco will join nine other candidates for his first presidential debate. As one of our strongest supporters, I’m asking you to join us in our online debate war-room.

I have no doubt that Marco’s going to do great – but it’s our job to help amplify his message. That’s why our campaign set up an online debate war-room that will offer real-time fact checking, video highlights and commentary during the debate. Check it out:

Marco’s strategy tonight is to stay positive, and talk about his vision for a New American Century. He will offer ideas to create more good-paying 21st Century jobs and help people get the education and skills they need for those jobs. He’ll talk about the need for American leadership around the world, and the need for a strong national defense.

With millions of people watching, Marco will share his family’s American journey: Only in America can the son of a bartender and a maid stand on the same presidential debate stage as those born into wealth and power.

Please tell your friends and family to tune in to FOX News at 9pm EDT tonight and follow along at


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

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