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Marco Rubio’s Iowa crisscross approach bends caucus campaign norm

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Marco Rubio is all over the map in Iowa. Quite literally. Having spent little time in the state’s rural Christian conservative northwest, the Republican presidential candidate dropped in to Sioux County for the first time last week, then bounced across the state two days later to speak with some of Iowa’s more fiscally conservative voters in the east. “I’m going to trust that he knows what he’s doing,” state Rep. John Wills, who supports Rubio, said after his campaign stop…

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Marco Rubio attacks Hillary Clinton, not GOP rivals, in Iowa

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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio sprinted toward the Iowa caucuses Sunday, avoiding direct confrontations with his opponents and instead, projecting a vision that looks more toward the general election. The Florida senator was in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, part of a nine-day blitz across the state, campaigning with confidence to audiences numbering in the hundreds, as preference polls showed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire businessman Donald Trump ahead in Iowa. Iowans will vote in the country’s lead-off contest on…

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Poolhouse ad agency gears up to frame the story of Marco Rubio

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Marco Rubio‘s life story has its own inherent interest to anyone who takes the time to look into his Florida Dream rise to the U.S. Senate, but the high-powered PR operations at the heart of today’s presidential campaigns can take no chances. That’s why Rubio has brought on a pair of top-shelf Republican media firms to stoke the fires of his “American Son” myth-making machine, writes Ashley Parker in today’s New York Times. Senator Marco Rubio and his team believe their…

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