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Marco Rubio names Liz Cheney and Patricia Levesque, force behind SB 6, to his Policy Advisory Committee

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U.S. Senate Republican candidate Marco Rubio today announced the members of his Rubio for Senate Policy Advisory Committee. The Committee will be charged with providing Marco with critical policy advice on the challenges facing our country, the policies coming out Washington and the issues before the United States Senate. Throughout this campaign, Marco has been the only candidate to consistently talk about the issues most critical to Floridians and the public policies America will need to restore its limited government traditions.

The Policy Advisory Committee includes U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Donna Arduin, Liz Cheney, Cesar V. Conda, Deborah DeMoss Fonseca, Andy Laperriere, Patricia Levesque and Robert McNally.

“I’m honored to have the help of so many trusted advisers. Now more than ever, we need someone in Washington we can trust to take a stand against policies that are taking our country in the wrong direction and offer a clear alternative. From addressing the need to cut spending to confronting our country’s mounting debt, our campaign has been about the issues important to Floridians. By having a serious conversation about these issues and ideas, we’ve sought to forge the highest level of political discourse in ways that overcome the personal attacks that are all too common in campaigns,” said Marco Rubio.

In the weeks ahead, Rubio will be announcing more members of the Policy Advisory Committee as his campaign continues to focus on the issues critical to Floridians.

Honorary Chairs Of The Policy Advisory Committee:

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Members Of The Policy Advisory Committee:

Donna Arduin – Served Governors John Engler, George Pataki, Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger before forming an economic consulting firm with Dr. Arthur Laffer, Ronald Reagan’s economist.

Liz Cheney – Chair of and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.

Cesar V. Conda – Formerly Assistant for Domestic Policy to Vice President Dick Cheney and Senior Economic Policy Adviser to the 2008 Mitt Romney for President Campaign, is a Founding Principal of Navigators Global LLC.

Deborah DeMoss Fonseca – Has spent many years as a senior policy advisor in the United States Senate, and has worked in various capacities on several presidential campaigns.

Andy Laperriere – Currently serves as a Managing Director at ISI Group and is a former Economic Policy Advisor to House Majority Leader Dick Armey.

Patricia Levesque – Executive Director of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Foundation for Florida’s Future, non-profit public policy organizations founded by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to improve the quality of education in Florida and across the nation for all students.

Robert McNally – Served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President on the National Economic Council and Senior Director for International Energy on the National Security Council from 2001 to 2003 and has 19 years experience advising on energy markets and policy.

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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