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The Marco Moneybomb

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From National Review: Sen. Jim DeMint — a.k.a., “Wellington,” since he appears to be winning the Battle of Waterloo — writes his supporters: I am writing to ask you to help build support for former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio who is running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate against Governor Charlie Crist. The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is launching a “moneybomb” today for Marco Rubio that is set to go off on February 10, the one-year anniversary of…

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Marco Rubio’s congressional supporters to come out for D.C. events

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From CQ: Gov. Charlie Crist (R) may be endorsed by the National Republican Senatorial Committee but his primary challenger, former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R), isn’t without his own big name backers in Washington, D.C. And those supporters are coming out in force during Rubio’s visit to Washington, D.C. later this month. Florida Reps. Ginny Brown-Waite and Jeff Miller, who have both endorsed Rubio, are headlining a meet and greet event on Dec. 15 to introduce Rubio around the…

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Orlando Sentinel: Upstart Marco Rubio’s Senate run bucks GOP etiquette

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It is hardly the path to the top of the ticket many envisioned for Marco Rubio just a few years ago. The West Miami lawyer, now 38, had a national profile even before he took the gavel as Florida House speaker in 2006. He held “100 Ideas” forums with the likes of the late Jack Kemp and Newt Gingrich. A Senate president predicted his charisma would ultimately lead him to the Governor’s Mansion and White House. Outgoing Gov. Jeb Bush…

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Jim DeMint backs Marco Rubio

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Conservative Sen. Jim DeMint’s backing of Marco Rubio in the Florida Senate race is the latest salvo in an internal Republican struggle over who will lead the way in salvaging the GOP’s damaged brand. On Tuesday, the South Carolina Republican will endorse Rubio, a 38-year-old former state House speaker, bucking the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a moderate who has periodically found himself at odds with right-wing elements of his party. National Republicans argue that…

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