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Under-the-radar Marco Rubio hopes to fly high in South Carolina

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Even before the blow-hard braggadocio of Donald Trump took him to the top of the national polls, there has always been a comfortable seat at the table for the loudest voice in the room when it comes to GOP presidential primaries — see Michele Bachman, Herman Cain, and Ted Cruz, not to mention Barry Goldwater before them. But one place cranking it up to 11 has been a losing gambit of late — perhaps surprisingly, South Carolina. That’s why U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio –– beleaguered in the…

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Marco Rubio-aligned nonprofit launches million-dollar ‘issue’ ad campaign over Iran deal

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A nonprofit created by Marco Rubio supporters is about to launch a million-dollar advertising campaign, the first since the Florida senator announced his presidential campaign in April. Conservative Solutions Project, which produced the 60-second “issue” ad called “Bad Deal,” will appear on cable TV, radio and online. Sean Sullivan of The Washington Post writes that the campaign is set to coincide with Senate preparations for securing a nuclear deal with Iran, as the deadline approaches. “President Obama is negotiating a bad deal…

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