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Rocker Steve Miller tells Marco Rubio to stop using his song

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Last week, the Marco Rubio Campaign released a political ad attacking Charlie Crist set against the song “Take The Money and Run” from the Steve Miller Band.

Well, Steve Miller ain’t too happy about that.  His publicist had this to say about Rubio’s use of the song:

It has come to my attention that Marco Rubio is using one of my songs in a campaign ad for US Senate.

The Steve Miller Band and Steve Miller do not endorse Marco Rubio’s campaign or any political candidates and respectfully request that Mr. Rubio learn more about publishing law and intellectual property rights.  I also ask that in the future he extend me the courtesy of asking permission before using my songs.

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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