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Marco Rubio donors to remain secret indefinitely

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Much was made of Jeb Bush‘s relentless maneuvering when it came to early fundraising, but the actual dark money pioneer of 2016 may well be U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. As Shane Goldmacher writes in POLITICO, the Florida senator’s top moneymen allies at Conservative Solutions Project managed to stake out a novel arrangement that will allow the sources of more than $10 million in funding for opposition research, mailers, and TV ads will remain forever unknown to the public. “It is now the model for a how a…

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GOP ads give Democrats anti-Donald Trump playbook

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“Bimbo. Dog. Fat pig,” disgusted women say, looking straight into the camera. Another explains, “Real quotes from Donald Trump, about women.” Flip the channel. “I know words. I have the best words,” Trump says. That commercial proceeds with a 30-second, bleeped-out tour of his coarsest comments. Both ads — and dozens more that portray Trump as a selfish, deceptive buffoon — are sponsored by fellow Republicans trying to derail the political outsider from capturing their party’s presidential nomination. But these…

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Marco Rubio’s Super PAC goes after Donald Trump on KKK remarks

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One of Marco Rubio’s Super PACS has released a new commercial that blasts Donald Trump for his refusal to disavow ex-Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke during an interview on a Sunday morning talk-show. The ad from the Conservative Solutions PAC opens with CNN’s Jake Tapper describing how he asked Trump three times whether he would reject the support of Duke and the KKK. The ad then cuts to Trump, saying, “Well, I have to look at the group.” “Trump refuses to denounce the KKK,” the narrator…

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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich all face must-wins in home states

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In their efforts to derail Donald Trump from the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are all facing enormous pressure in their home state primaries, which account for about a fourth of the delegates up for grabs in the next three weeks. Failure to defend their turf could leave each explaining what states they can win going forward — and make the New York billionaire look all the more inevitable.…

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Watchdog group files complaint in shadowy Marco Rubio super PAC gift

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An election watchdog organization filed a complaint Friday with the Federal Election Commission over a $500,000 donation to a super political action committee aiding Marco Rubio from a mystery firm headed by a New York investor. Efforts by good government groups to stem the use of shadowy corporate entities to channel large political donations have been long stymied by the FEC’s internal political paralysis. The complaint from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, seeks an investigation…

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Super PAC backing Marco Rubio focuses on electability in new advertisement

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The super PAC backing Marco Rubio is out with a new advertisement meant to play up his electability. The 30-second spot, paid for by Conservative Solutions PAC and called “Both Right,” talks about why Rubio is the best man for the nomination. The advertisement, according to POLITICO Playbook, is expected to hit the airwaves Tuesday. “Marco Rubio is the conservative that can win and the Clinton machine knows it,” a man is heard saying in the advertisement. “Rubio can beat…

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Super PAC backing Marco Rubio raised more than $14 million in 2nd half of 2015

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The super PAC backing presidential hopeful Marco Rubio raised more than $30 million in 2015. Conservative Solutions PAC, the super PAC supporting Rubio, reported it raised $14.4 million in the second part of the year. The organization raised more than $30 million in 2015, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday. The group reported it had $13.9 million in the bank at the end of 2015. Top donors this cycle included a $2.5 million…

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