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Personnel note: Alex Burgos departing Marco Rubio’s office, joining TechNet as VP

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Alex Burgos, one of Sen. Marco Rubio’s longest serving aides, is leaving Rubio’s office to join the tech industry. TechNet, a network of technology CEOs and executives, announced Wednesday that Burgos would serve as its vice president of federal policy, government relations and communications. The move was first reported by POLITICO Florida. “As a seasoned veteran of Capitol Hill and federal campaigns at all levels, Alex brings a wealth of policy experience, deep relationships, and strategic vision to TechNet,” said…

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Marco Rubio campaign disputes foreclosure

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Marco Rubio is facing foreclosure on a home he jointly owns in Tallahassee, according to court documents obtained by POLITICO, though his campaign insists the issue has been resolved. The lawsuit, filed by Deutsche Bank in Leon County this week, lists Rubio and U.S. House candidate David Rivera as co-owners. A Rubio campaign spokesman said the issue had been resolved after the two co-owners wrote a check for $9,524 Thursday, one day after POLITICO originally inquired about the suit. But…

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Swift Boat vet offers Charlie Crist a race-tinged endorsement

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Medal of Honor-winning war hero Col. Bud Day — a Fort Walton Beach, Fla., resident who spent years as a prisoner of war in the Hanoi Hilton with a top Crist supporter, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — offered a public endorsement of Charlie Crist on Monday. The Northwest Florida Daily News has the details: “You know, we just got through (electing) a politician who can run his mouth at Mach 1, a black one, and now we have a Hispanic who can…

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Marco Rubio’s spending targeted in ethics complaint

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From Beth Reinhard: Former House Speaker Marco Rubio misspent donations to the Republican Party of Florida and his political committees “to subsidize his lifestyle,” according to a sweeping complaint filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics. The complaint filed by Michael D. Ryan, 55, of Fort Lauderdale also says Rubio used his public office to get an unadvertised job at Florida International University at a time when the school was laying off faculty. Ryan described himself in an interview Tuesday…

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Marco Rubio’s spending targeted in ethics complaint

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From Beth Reinhard: Former House Speaker Marco Rubio misspent donations to the Republican Party of Florida and his political committees “to subsidize his lifestyle,” according to a sweeping complaint filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics. The complaint filed by Michael D. Ryan, 55, of Fort Lauderdale also says Rubio used his public office to get an unadvertised job at Florida International University at a time when the school was laying off faculty. Ryan described himself in an interview Tuesday…

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What happens in South Carolina, stays in South Carolina: Marco Rubio-Jim DeMint fundraising events closed to press

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From NBC’s Mark Murray: We wonder what Florida and South Carolina political reporters will think about this (especially after the publicity that Meg Whitman’s press event that wasn’t a press event received yesterday): NBC producer Terry Pickard received word that Marco Rubio’s fundraising events in South Carolina next week with Sen. Jim DeMint will be closed to the press. Rubio spokesperson Alex Burgos confirms the news to First Read. “Since the purpose of next Monday’s South Carolina trip has always…

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Marco Rubio, FOX News wait on Charlie Crist to decide on debate date

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FOX News has agreed to host a debate between Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio so Florida Republicans can decide who should be the party’s nominee for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Naked Politics, the Miami Herald’s political blog, reports that Rubio, the darling of many of the same conservatives who made FOX News Channel the No. 1 cable TV news network, has accepted an invite for a March 28 debate, so all that is…

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