Rubio's Water Bottles Bring in $100K

More than 3K sold for his PAC

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 18, 2013 8:09 AM CST

(Newser) – It looks like Marco Rubio's self-deprecating fundraiser is working. After weathering merciless teasing over his infamous swig during the State of the Union response, the Florida senator began offering water bottles to benefit his political action committee, Reclaim America. Supporters have snapped up more than 3,100 bottles (the fancy reusable kind, not the bitty plastic ones) in exchange for donations of $25 or more, scoring $100,000 for the PAC in about five days, a Rubio insider tells BuzzFeed. The PAC's pitch: "Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you ... he hydrates you too."

In this frame grab from video, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio takes a sip of water during his Republican response to the State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington.
In this frame grab from video, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio takes a sip of water during his Republican response to the State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pool)
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