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Marco Rubio would repeal health-care reform

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U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio said today he’d support legislation to repeal any health-care reform plan that may pass this year.

Rubio, a former Florida House speaker, has signed on to the conservative Club for Growth’s “Repeal It!” campaign, an effort that would seek to undo any health-care bill passed by Democrats in Congress.

Rubio, who is challenging Gov. Charlie Crist for the Republican nomination, says the proposed health-care bill runs “contrary to the principles of limited government that have made Americans the freest and most prosperous people ever.”

Republicans have lined up against President Barack Obama’s health-care reform initiative, portraying it as a “government takeover” of the health-care system. The issue plays well with conservatives, who fear the plan will crush them with new taxes and degrade the quality of care in the U.S.

Rubio is mounting a surprisingly strong challenge against Crist and is drawing much of his support from the most conservative elements of the Republican party.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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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