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Politico: Marco Rubio hardens his stances as he raises his profile

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Marco Rubio’s meteoric rise from long-shot Republican Senate candidate to national conservative celebrity has left some in Florida’s political establishment scratching their heads. The glittery national image he’s cultivated as an ideological purebred is a striking departure from the more nuanced and pragmatic record he built in the state House over eight years, according to interviews with Florida lobbyists, lawmakers and longtime party hands. On issues ranging from spending to immigration and from gun rights to cap and trade, numerous…

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