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National Review on Marco Rubio

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Almost every politician who aspires to statewide office brings along a staffer when meeting a group of reporters. Usually it’s the communications director or press secretary, or perhaps the chief of staff. Usually the staffer is there to drive the candidate around, keep him on schedule, monitor how he is doing, and perhaps kick him under the table if, while answering questions on the record, he starts straying off-message in a Bidenesque manner.

When U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio dropped by National Review’s Washington office to meet the editors in late July, he arrived alone — in fact, he traveled alone for his entire trip from Florida to the capital. You could take that as a sign of a shoestring campaign; but the more apt conclusion is that Rubio knows who he is and what he wants to say — there’s never a need to kick him under the table. Rest of article here.

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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