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Months without Tampa office, Marco Rubio struggles with constituent services, privacy

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Four months after his staff packed up and left its Tampa office, at the direction of a landlord frustrated by weekly demonstrations, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio still is looking for a home base in one of his state’s largest metropolitan areas. The Tampa Bay Times reports the Miami Republican’s staff said it’s working on finding an office. Rubio’s two-person staff has improvised, meeting constituents in coffee shops, libraries and other public spaces. “We are committed to serving constituents, and staff continues…

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Marco Rubio looking for a landlord willing to take a chance

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In Tampa and Jacksonville, Sen. Marco Rubio or his staff does not hold office hours. Office hours require an office to do that. Two months ago, Florida’s junior senator had seven locations around the state and one in Washington, D.C. designed to help constituents with issues involving their government. Only five exist now in Florida. The reason? Last month Rubio’s Tampa landlord decided not to renew his office lease due to the massive disruptions caused by “protestors.” A few weeks…

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