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What happens in South Carolina, stays in South Carolina: Marco Rubio-Jim DeMint fundraising events closed to press

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From NBC’s Mark Murray: We wonder what Florida and South Carolina political reporters will think about this (especially after the publicity that Meg Whitman’s press event that wasn’t a press event received yesterday):

NBC producer Terry Pickard received word that Marco Rubio’s fundraising events in South Carolina next week with Sen. Jim DeMint will be closed to the press.

Rubio spokesperson Alex Burgos confirms the news to First Read. “Since the purpose of next Monday’s South Carolina trip has always been fundraising, the day’s events will be closed press. There will not be any media availabilities,” he said.

Of course, we remember that plenty of fundraising events during the 2008 presidential election were closed to the press.

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