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  • Marco Rubio endorses Mitch McConnell’s re-election

    10/21/2013 6:05:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 10/20/13 | Sam Youngman
    Two days after a conservative political action committee endorsed his Republican challenger, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was gifted a trump card in the form of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio, like Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, has enjoyed immense support from the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, and his endorsement of McConnell on Fox News Sunday gives the embattled senior senator some much-needed cover. Rubio’s backing comes at a critical time for McConnell.
  • Rubio heckled over immigration reform at conservative summit in Florida

    09/02/2013 7:16:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/31/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) faced hecklers angry with his leadership on immigration reform at a Friday Tea Party summit in his home state. According to reports, Rubio was met with cries of "No amnesty!" as he gave an address during the opening session of the Americans for Prosperity's Defending the American Dream Summit in Orlando.
  • How Marco Rubio lost his tea party credibility

    09/02/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/1/13 | MARC CAPUTO
    Marco Rubio once looked like the Republican savior over immigration. Now, to some conservatives, he seems as trustworthy as a door-to-door salesman. From the right-wing talk-show hosts to local activists at town halls, many conservatives say they’re upset that Rubio’s talk and deeds conflict over comprehensive immigration reform. “The problem is he sold this based on talking points,” said Jason Hoyt, an Orlando tea party activist, summing up the discomfort many conservatives have with the Florida Republican senator. “He had four or five talking points, which sounded pretty good,” Hoyt said. “But then we saw the bill, and it was...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio tours Florida to repair image damaged over immigration reform

    08/15/2013 12:51:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | AUG 13,2013 | Alex Leary
    As he moves across Florida this week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is keeping two schedules. The public one, where he tells friendly, pro-business crowds what he sees as the dangers of Obamacare. And the invite-only one, where he seeks to reconnect with grass roots conservative activists who have questions — and some outrage — over his involvement in immigration reform. It's a two-step plan designed to repair Rubio's image, which has taken a beating in recent months, darkening the glow of his 2016 presidential The redemption tour continued Tuesday with stops in Tallahassee and Panama City and concludes today in...
  • Rubio Is Losing Support Among Republican Voters

    07/10/2013 8:36:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/9/10 | MICAH COHEN
    Until recently, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida had occupied something of a sweet spot in Republican politics: a favorite of the Tea Party but also trusted by the establishment wing of the G.O.P. Mr. Rubio’s embrace of comprehensive immigration reform, however, appears to have upset that delicate balance, and his support has slipped among the Republican base. The mention of his name drew boos at an anti-immigration reform Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill in mid-June, and recent public opinion surveys, taken amid the debate on immigration legislation, found his favorability rating falling and his standing in 2016 Republican primary...
  • G.O.P. Groups Offering Cover for Lawmakers on Immigration (GOP-e desperately trying to save Rubio)

    07/02/2013 9:49:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/1/13 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Fox News viewers in Florida will see a new commercial in the coming weeks urging them to call Senator Marco Rubio. “Thank him for keeping his promise, and fighting to secure the border,” a narrator says in the ad, which is paid for by the conservative American Action Network. Another group, Americans for a Conservative Direction, led by former Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and other top Republicans, has been running ads in Iowa lately that implore those watching to “stand with Marco Rubio to end de facto amnesty.”
  • Rubio addresses tea party criticism on Senate floor

    06/26/2013 11:37:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/13 | Matt K. Lewis
    “I have received numerous emails and calls from conservatives and tea party activists,” he said at the beginning of his remarks. “To hear the worry, anxiety, and growing anger in the voices of so many people who helped me get elected to the Senate, who I agree with on virtually every other issue, has been a real trial for me,”
  • 15 Republican senators who voted for a border plan (RINO Amnesty Traitors)

    06/24/2013 4:19:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 134 replies
    San Bernadino Sun ^ | 6/24/13 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    A plan to strengthen border security measures in the bipartisan immigration bill easily passed the Senate Monday. In a 67-27 vote, 15 Republican senators joined most Democrats to end debate on an amendment by GOP Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota.