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Rubio to States' GOPs: I Still Want All My Delegates

Ex-POTUS contender trying to hold onto his wins to keep Trump from getting nomination

(Newser) - Donald Trump told Anderson Cooper on Tuesday he may not support the GOP nominee if it's not him. Former rival Marco Rubio, meanwhile, is doing everything he can to make sure Trump will eventually have to make that choice, trying to hold onto the 172 delegates he won to... More »

Rubio, Graham Aren't Exactly Endorsing Cruz, But...

Both offer support to senator in his battle against Trump

(Newser) - Politicians are getting behind Ted Cruz ... sort of:
  • In a conference call to Minnesota supporters Wednesday that was mostly focused on explaining why he dropped out of the presidential race, Marco Rubio said that he hopes one of the GOP candidates still in the race will keep Donald Trump from
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Rubio's Delegates Will Vote for ... Rubio?

Only 9 were released when he dropped out

(Newser) - With Marco Rubio out of the race following a crushing defeat in his home state, attention has turned to the 163 delegates the senator amassed before Tuesday, which could be the key to the nomination in the event of a contested GOP convention. But Rubio won't be able to... More »

Vanquished at Home, Marco Rubio Drops Out

Humiliating defeat seals the deal for Florida senator

(Newser) - Reeling from a decisive loss to Donald Trump in his home state of Florida , Marco Rubio suspended his campaign for the presidency Tuesday evening—sounding an upbeat note, while firmly poking Trump and negative tactics in the eye, reports the AP . Rubio told a crowd in Miami that he knows... More »

In Home States, Kasich on Rise as Rubio Sinks

Florida senator trails Trump by 21% on his home turf as Ohio governor surges

(Newser) - The four men left duking it out for the Republican nomination look likely to soon be three after Tuesday's primaries: The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll shows that in their home states, "the fortunes of Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio appear to be heading in... More »

Rubio Wins DC Caucuses

With Kasich in second place

(Newser) - Marco Rubio has won Saturday's Republican presidential caucuses in Washington, DC, the AP reports. Per the Guardian , Rubio got 37% of the vote and John Kasich came in second with 35%. (Earlier, DC was described as the " race no one wants to win .") Elsewhere, Ted Cruz... More »

Rubio Is Cool With Supporters Voting for Kasich in Ohio

The Kasich campaign responds with a pretty sick burn

(Newser) - The Marco Rubio campaign is telling its supporters to vote for John Kasich in Ohio in an effort to keep Donald Trump from securing the nomination. “John Kasich is the one candidate in Ohio that can beat Donald Trump—that’s stating the obvious, that is indisputable," the... More »

The Best Lines From Thursday's GOP Debate

'Donald, you are welcome to be president of the Smithsonian'

(Newser) - Though Thursday's Republican debate started with the four remaining candidates on their best behavior , that didn't mean there weren't some good lines. Donald Trump talked about how many Muslims hate America. Marco Rubio weighed in on climate change. Ted Cruz offered Trump an alternative job to president.... More »

Trump on Visa Program He Uses: 'Very, Very Bad for Workers'

But 'I'm a businessman, and I have to do what I have to do'

(Newser) - Donald Trump admitted a business program he takes advantage of is "very, very bad for workers" and "shouldn't be allowed" during Thursday's Republican debate in Florida, the Hill reports. According to CNN , Trump's modeling agency uses the H-1B visa program. It's a program that... More »

GOP Candidates on Best Behavior to Start Debate

'I can't believe how civil it's been up here'

(Newser) - The Republican presidential debate Thursday in Florida was—as Harry Enten at FiveThirtyEight puts it—a "180-degree turn from the last debate" when Donald Trump famously reassured America on the size of his penis . The opening questions of the debate hit topics including trade, jobs, education, and social security.... More »

Rubio: I Won't Be Trump's VP

But he says he's not proud of attacks on front-runner

(Newser) - Marco Rubio's presidential campaign is widely seen to be in its dying days—but the Florida senator says he's not interested in signing up with any others. During an MSNBC town hall on Wednesday, Rubio said he's "not looking to be anyone's vice president" and... More »

How Tuesday's Voting Could Change the Race

Michigan loss would shock front-runners

(Newser) - Four states hold Republican contests on Tuesday and two states choose Democrats, but most eyes are on the biggest prize: Michigan. It will be the first big industrial state to vote, and analysts say how it votes will be a key indicator of how both the Democratic and Republican contests... More »

The Best Lines From Thursday's GOP Debate

'I guarantee you there's no problem'

(Newser) - Thursday's GOP debate in Detroit opened with Donald Trump boasting about the size of his penis . And it only got wilder from there, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio taking turns attacking the Republican frontrunner. Here are the best lines from the debate: More »

Rubio Praises Mich. Governor's Handling of Flint Water Crisis

'I give the governor credit'

(Newser) - Thursday's GOP debate in Detroit took place an hour away from Flint, Michigan, and yet the unfolding water crisis in that city garnered only a brief moment of attention. Marco Rubio was the only candidate to field a question on Flint, which he claims Democrats turned into a partisan... More »

Fox News 'Finished With Rubio'

'New York' says Roger Ailes and network have lost faith

(Newser) - "We can't do the Rubio thing anymore." That's what Fox CEO Roger Ailes recently told a host at the network he leads, or so reports Gabriel Sherman for New York . Until now, according to Sherman, Marco Rubio has enjoyed support from Fox, including softball interviews, "... More »

Rubio Angered Christie With Patronizing Voicemail

Tone was unintentional, but the damage was done

(Newser) - The New York Times over the weekend ran a lengthy piece about the GOP's "desperate mission to stop Donald Trump" and the party's inability to unite behind a non-Trump candidate. Chris Christie, of course, made that task more difficult with his surprise endorsement of Trump, and the... More »

The Craziest Personal Slams in Trump-Rubio Fight

Pants-wetting, sweating are fair game

(Newser) - Thing are getting downright personal in the GOP race. A sampling of some of Friday's remarkable back and forth and between Marco Rubio and the new team of Trump-Christie, via the New York Times , the Hill , the Los Angeles Times and Mother Jones :
  • Trump: "It's Rubio!"
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If Rubio Fails to Win a Single State Tuesday, He's Still Alive

He can still pile up delegates, Upshot blog explains

(Newser) - Whether Marco Rubio's aggressive performance in Thursday's debate translates into success on Super Tuesday remains an open question, but the Upshot blog has some hopeful news for his campaign: Even if Donald Trump sweeps all the states in play—and polls suggest he has a decent chance of... More »

Winners, Losers From GOP Debate

Will Rubio's attacks on Trump matter?

(Newser) - The debate post-mortems have a clear theme Friday morning: Marco Rubio is the consensus winner after his relentless attacks on Donald Trump, with the big question being whether it's too late to stop the frontrunner's momentum. Some highlights:
  • "This was not only Rubio's best debate performance.
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Cruz a 'Basket Case,' Other Lines From Fiery Debate

Rubio and Cruz finally came to life, took on Trump

(Newser) - The zingers came fast and furious in Thursday night's heated GOP debate, with most of them flying back and forth between Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. Some notable quotes, via CNN , the New York Times , Mediaite , and the Washington Post :
  • Trump: "You look at our borders,
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