Rubio 2016

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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 »

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 »

Cruz Fires National Spokesperson After Rubio Brouhaha

Rick Tyler re-posted blog that turned out to be misleading

(Newser) - Ted Cruz fired his national spokesperson, Rick Tyler, Monday, after Tyler posted a story about Marco Rubio that turned out to be false, Politico reports. Tyler, communications director for Cruz's presidential campaign, posted a story from the Daily Pennsylvanian blog on his Facebook page; the blog post claimed that... More »

Rubio Gets Big Endorsement Ahead of SC Primary

Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing him

(Newser) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Marco Rubio ahead of Saturday's first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary, the AP reports. A person close to the Republican governor with direct knowledge of her decision says she will endorse Rubio at his event Wednesday night in Lexington County. Haley's endorsement was... More »

Marco Rubio: I'm Running

Florida senator makes US presidential bid official

(Newser) - Marco Rubio officially announced his run for US president tonight before a crowd of hundreds at Miami's iconic Freedom Tower, the Miami Herald reports. "In many countries, the highest office in the land is reserved for the rich and powerful," said the 43-year-old son of Cuban immigrants.... More »

Rubio Won't Say Whether He Inhaled

Says it's a darned-if-you-say-you-did-darned-if-you-say-you-didn't question

(Newser) - Did Marco Rubio ever smoke pot? The Florida senator has an answer for that one, and it is a decided non-answer, reports Politico : "Here’s the problem with that question in American politics: If you say you did, suddenly there are all these people saying ‘Well, it’s... More »

Hey, GOP: You Don't Want Cruz, You Want Rubio

Rubio's the real threat, but he's being eclipsed: Peter Beinart

(Newser) - Marco Rubio is the person the Republicans should want on their presidential ticket come 2016: Upon reading both Rubio's memoir and a biography of the Florida senator, Peter Beinart was left "with the queasy feeling many Republicans must have had when they began reading Obama books in 2007... More »

Is Rubio the Elusive 'Electable Conservative'?

Nate Silver: He'll need great political instincts a la Reagan to win in 2016

(Newser) - Hydration issues notwithstanding, Marco Rubio is in a strong position in terms of the 2016 presidential race, writes Nate Silver in the New York Times . Rubio is "reliably conservative," which would help him in the primaries, and his favorability ratings are solid, which would help him in... More »

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