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GOP insiders back Rubio in 2016
The Hill ^ | February 1,2014 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 02/01/2014 12:13:09 PM PST by Hojczyk

Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) political stock is rated a buy by major Republican fundraisers in Washington, who are bullish on Rubio’s future as a 2016 presidential candidate.

A group of Republican fundraising heavyweights and wise men in Washington’s business community are solidly behind Rubio, and see him not only as someone who could win the White House, but someone they can work with.

The fundraisers include Bill Paxon, a former New York lawmaker who is now a senior adviser at Akin Gump; Dirk Van Dongen, the president of the National Wholesalers Association; and Wayne Berman, a big-time donor with a knack for picking winning candidates in presidential primaries. All three are a party of the business wing of the Republican Party that has clashed with the Tea Party. Their support for Rubio suggests they seem him as a possible ally going forward.

Political strategists think Rubio’s chances of winning the GOP nomination in 2016 are looking better because of the bridge scandal embroiling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) decision to forego a White House bid to aim for the gavel of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

“Marco Rubio is very much in the top tier of potential Republican candidates. Anyone who says otherwise hasn’t looked at any data and doesn’t understand the dynamics of the Republican primary,” said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster who counts Rubio as one of his clients. “Look at who votes. It’s very difficult to make the case that Chris Christie has a better chance winning the primary than Rubio.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; awhellno; florida; insiderwilllose; marcorubio; rino; rubio4amnesty
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1 posted on 02/01/2014 12:13:09 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
Political strategists think Rubio’s chances of winning the GOP nomination in 2016 are looking better because of the bridge scandal embroiling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) decision to forego a White House bid to aim for the gavel of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

...and because Richard Nixon is dead, and Charles Manson is still in prison.

2 posted on 02/01/2014 12:15:00 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Hojczyk

Um, no.

CC


3 posted on 02/01/2014 12:15:47 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Hojczyk

BS

Hillary vrs Jeb

Jeb wins

we lose either way

/I’ve called the last three correctly
//I’ll be offering wagers after the end of the year


4 posted on 02/01/2014 12:15:50 PM PST by warchild9
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To: ElkGroveDan

And because the government controls the alphabet media.


5 posted on 02/01/2014 12:16:12 PM PST by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Hojczyk

Join the circular firing squad now, and avoid the rush!


6 posted on 02/01/2014 12:16:43 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Hojczyk

Yeah, the stealth RINO.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 12:16:44 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Hojczyk

He’ll be the R version of Obama. Perceived as charming/attractive/articulate/minority. Did I mention, clean? Just not enough experience to step into the White House.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 12:16:50 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Hojczyk

Rubio is like a child star who becomes a has-been at nine. He’s already finished.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 12:17:09 PM PST by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: EDINVA

You forgot “not a trace of Cuban accent.”

/married one
//and Jeesh does she have an accent!
///it’s actually quite charming, particularly when she does a $arah Palin impersonation


10 posted on 02/01/2014 12:19:10 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Hojczyk
After voting for him in Florida…I wasted my money on him…Rubio vs Hillary…if I got really drunk maybe I could vote for Hillary???? Might stay home if I was sober..I hope it is not him…Sarah is the only one I trust…could vote for Scott Walker.. maybe Cruz .. Rand Paul not so much.. GOP really sucks!!!!! It is all Bush the first fault.. Reagan started the revolution and Bush tossed him under the bus..
11 posted on 02/01/2014 12:20:10 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
What faction of the GOP is a "GOP insider"?

I'm a Tea Partier - am I a GOP "outsider"? Probably.

12 posted on 02/01/2014 12:20:56 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Hojczyk

Rubio won’t hold up to the scrutiny of a national election campaign. He gives an OK speech but isn’t very bright, talented or principled.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 12:21:18 PM PST by caltaxed
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To: Hojczyk
Amnesty. I'll drink to that.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 12:21:43 PM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: warchild9

She she have a squad of illegal servants, like Laura and Bar? That was something I found particularly hard to take, the Boosh RINO wives an their promotion of amnesty so that they could have house slaves, on the el cheapo...


15 posted on 02/01/2014 12:21:52 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Remember: it’s all about money.

Nothing else matters.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 12:23:05 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Hojczyk

FUMR!! FUGOPe!! NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!


17 posted on 02/01/2014 12:24:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mamzelle

Link or links, please.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 12:25:13 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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19 posted on 02/01/2014 12:26:35 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Hojczyk

Never trust an amnesty-pusher.

Cruz is my choice.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 12:26:46 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Hojczyk

He is a lightweight.

Not to mention unpredictable. He’s a sucker for becoming Schumer’s gopher on amnesty.

He’s a doofus who couldn’t plan ahead, nor put a staff together to get him out of his own way in addressing the nation after the State of the Union last year. He recited his whole speech in Spanish before addressing the nation. What a maroon!

He is a gopher for the highest bidder, or any bidder.

He supported Ted Cruz in the filibuster by speaking for a few minutes - on “The Godfather”, a soap opera tragedy about a group of criminals. not even one virtuous character in the story.

And he has a bad combover and flashes that creep teeth grin after he talks about everything.

He’s commenting on Justin Bieber today. Can you imagine, with the president actively trying to tear down every pillar, any senator even has time to stop for a camera, he’s opining on Justin Beiber? Oh, and then flashing his teeth.

He would open the flood gates for immigration with no parameters, he would do anything the dem senators to ld him to do.

He has a bachelors degree in history, or something, and a law degree, with which he had simply a political career.

Hillary, or ANY serial criminal, they send up for nomination, will devour him in five minutes, no more.

And he won’t go back in.

Of course the GOP likes him. He’ll lose.


21 posted on 02/01/2014 12:28:18 PM PST by stanne (tH)
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To: warchild9

Be careful of 1rude. He’s a troll.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 12:28:20 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Hojczyk
Marco Rubio is very much in the top tier of potential Republican candidates. Anyone who says otherwise hasn’t looked at any data and doesn’t understand the dynamics of the Republican primary

Bush, Bush, Dole, Bush, Bush, McCain and Romney. He's right.

23 posted on 02/01/2014 12:28:38 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Hojczyk; All
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24 posted on 02/01/2014 12:29:11 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: warchild9

So you don’t have any links, either. Thanks for alerting me to your response. /snark


25 posted on 02/01/2014 12:29:24 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Hojczyk

The establishment GOP attacks and threatens the Tea Party. Maybe it is time to do the same to them. Tell the GOP that they promote a true Tea Party approved conservative or they will face a Tea Party third party candidate in 2016. Telling them that they will lose the conservative vote again and lose again is not enough. They don’t get the message. A third conservative party will make it clear.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 12:29:26 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Hojczyk

I’m sure they do.

He’s done one Hell of a bang up job ;/

Anyway, chris37 damn sure don’t.


27 posted on 02/01/2014 12:29:37 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Go back under your bridge.

And get a job.


28 posted on 02/01/2014 12:30:05 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Hojczyk

No Shamnesty whores,


29 posted on 02/01/2014 12:30:25 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: warchild9

Dude, I don’t even know who you are, but your comments on this thread simply scream, “internet butthurt.”


30 posted on 02/01/2014 12:31:15 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Hojczyk

I’m not sure they’re right. Rubio is very intelligent and well spoken, and I don’t think that’s the kind of candidate they want. Besides, it’s not his “turn” yet.

The GOP always runs retreads who are just hacks who have been around for a long time and whose “turn” eventually comes. Witness McCain. Heck, witness Romney, although it was aided in his case by the fact that he was willing to spend millions of his own to buy a run.

Personally, I think it’s going to be Romney again.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 12:31:28 PM PST by livius
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To: Hojczyk

What exactly has Senator Rubio done that proves he has #1 what it takes to be our chief executive and #2 that he can actually produce smaller government as leader of the so-called party of small government? The man is a relative newbie out of Florida, but he does have that amnesty pimp thing going for him. I’ll give him that. Meh!


32 posted on 02/01/2014 12:31:53 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Hojczyk

The 1/2 of the Republicans that support him are stupid.


33 posted on 02/01/2014 12:32:20 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: warchild9

I definitely would NOT take you up on that bet. Hillary vs. Jeb? That’s not even a toss up.


34 posted on 02/01/2014 12:33:08 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Has your mommy taken you in now that your UI has run out?


35 posted on 02/01/2014 12:33:46 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Hojczyk

I’m a Washington-Jefferson conservative - an America first no foreign entangling alliance advocate. Both parties are running world entangling, trade deficit candidates. Clinton vs Rubio ‘what difference does it make’. I’m voting Third. There is usually someone there so I don’t waste my vote.


36 posted on 02/01/2014 12:34:15 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: CitizenUSA

How do you think that would turn out?

Just curious.


37 posted on 02/01/2014 12:34:23 PM PST by warchild9
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To: 1rudeboy
I'll give you some key words for Searches…."Bush White House help with Scottie the dog"…will get you started.

Another little hint…GW speaks better Spanish than he speaks English. And Bar used to boast that she never cooked a meal for her family.

38 posted on 02/01/2014 12:34:34 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Hojczyk

The GOPe will stop at nothing to keep Cruz from sweeping the South in the primaries.

Huckabee, Jeb, Rubio, Perry. They’re pulling out all the stops this time around, and they’re starting early.


39 posted on 02/01/2014 12:34:57 PM PST by CowboyJay (Cruz'-ing in 2016!)
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To: warchild9

40 posted on 02/01/2014 12:35:32 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Mamzelle

GW never had a driver’s license until he was 26.

Always had a “driver.”

And Don’t feed the troll. 1rude just shows up to cause arguments.


41 posted on 02/01/2014 12:36:19 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Hojczyk

why? amnesty. not surprising.


42 posted on 02/01/2014 12:36:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Mommy’s calling.

Your can ‘o’ soup is warmed up.


43 posted on 02/01/2014 12:37:02 PM PST by warchild9
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To: warchild9; 1rudeboy

It can only be considered a “circular firing squad” if the shooters (or accuser) are GOP Establishment supporters who back the RINO Wing of the Republican Party.


44 posted on 02/01/2014 12:37:11 PM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Mamzelle

Ok, so you have nothing either. As I suspected.


45 posted on 02/01/2014 12:37:17 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: warchild9

Darn, I gotta leave.

Unlike yourself, I have both a social life and a wife...and She Will Not Be Kept Waiting.

Be nice to the innocent.


46 posted on 02/01/2014 12:38:36 PM PST by warchild9
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To: warchild9

Oh, you actually called that one for Jeb. Sorry, but Jeb can’t help himself. He’s another amnesty pimp who would demoralize Republicans and lower turnout. That would make three losers in a row for our team, because even Hillary won’t scare Republican voters enough to drag themselves to the polls. We need someone who we can enthusiastically vote for, not another moderate who can’t wait to sell us out (again).


47 posted on 02/01/2014 12:39:26 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: tsowellfan

No, the source of that comment was the fact that, years before the election, we’re supposed to start yapping like dogs over something someone wrote on the Hill. And if you look at the thread, we’ve found at least one retard.


48 posted on 02/01/2014 12:39:35 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: CitizenUSA

Ted Cruz is much more articulate. In fact, Cruz is probably the most articulate one of the bunch on both sides of the aisle.


49 posted on 02/01/2014 12:41:16 PM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Hojczyk

Rather than focus on this candidate or that one, for the GOP-TP OR the GOP-e, I think the agenda here should be:

Maximize the number of GOP-e candidates in the mix at any one point, and minimize the number of GOP-TP candidates at any one time.

Need to spread the GOP-e like butter, and focus on the GOP-TP to get him or her to the finish line, nomination and election.

At least up until now, the GOP-e appears more adept at marshaling their RINO candidates such that they weaken TPs and strengthen -e’s.


50 posted on 02/01/2014 12:42:25 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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