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Marco Rubio D.C. office to make several personnel changes, new hires

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Marco Rubio is announcing several new promotions and staff hires in his Washington, D.C. office. Lauren Reamy, a member of the Florida Senator’s staff since 2015, has been promoted to Legislative Director. Robert “Bobby” Zarate will lead Rubio’s foreign policy team after joining the staff as a Senior Foreign Policy adviser in December 2016, and Matt Wolking has been promoted to Senior Communications adviser and Press Secretary. In addition to the promotions, Olivia Perez-Cubas is rejoining the Senate office as…

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FiveThirtyEight: With Marco Rubio officially in, 2016 GOP race gets real

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When Marco Rubio at long last jumps in the race tonight at Miami’s Freedom Tower, it will mark the entry of the first Republican contender who could really make it to the White House in 2016, writes Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight. Why, you might ask? Rubio is both electable and conservative, and in optimal proportions. He’s in a position to satisfy the GOP establishment, tea party-aligned voters and social conservatives. In fact, Rubio’s argument for the GOP nomination looks a lot like Walker’s, and Rubio is…

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Jim DeMint helps bankroll Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate run

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Campaign-finance experts say they’ve never seen anything like U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s efforts on behalf of Marco Rubio. DeMint, a Republican who has said he wants to surround himself with a nucleus of ideological conservatives in the U.S. Senate, has set up a personal political-action committee called the Senate Conservatives Fund to sponsor candidates. Rubio, a former Florida House speaker, has become a primary benefactor. Continue reading here. DeMint’s fund, known as a congressional leadership PAC, has provided more than…

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Jim DeMint helps bankroll Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate run

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Campaign-finance experts say they’ve never seen anything like U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s efforts on behalf of Marco Rubio. DeMint, a Republican who has said he wants to surround himself with a nucleus of ideological conservatives in the U.S. Senate, has set up a personal political-action committee called the Senate Conservatives Fund to sponsor candidates. Rubio, a former Florida House speaker, has become a primary benefactor. Continue reading here. DeMint’s fund, known as a congressional leadership PAC, has provided more than…

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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…

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Marco Rubio raising money with Colorado’s Jane Norton, Penn’s Pat Toomey

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Colorado Senate candidate Jane Norton announced Wednesday that she plans to host a fundraiser with Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio and Pennsylvania candidate Pat Toomey. Norton is locked in a close race for the GOP nomination with Weld County DA Ken Buck. A spokesman told the Denver Post that the event is an effort to bolster Norton’s credentials as “a conservative, surrounding herself with conservatives, and will govern as a conservative.” Buck, who had little name recognition before the campaign began,…

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Marco Rubio raising money with Colorado’s Jane Norton, Penn’s Pat Toomey

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Colorado Senate candidate Jane Norton announced Wednesday that she plans to host a fundraiser with Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio and Pensylvania candidate Pat Toomey. Norton is locked in a close race for the GOP nomination with Weld County DA Ken Buck. A spokesman told the Denver Post that the event is an effort to make bolster Norton’s credentials as “a conservative, surrounding herself with conservatives, and will govern as a conservative.” Buck, who had little name recognition before the campaign…

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