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Marco Rubio

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    January 10, 2011

    Marco Rubio Doesn't Want to Be VP; Jeb Bush Hints at His Own 2016 Run

    ​In today's round up of the federal executive branch aspirations of Florida Republicans: Marco Rubio says he wouldn't accept an offer to be the GOP's vice presidential candidate in 2012. Meanwhile, his mentor Jeb Bush yet again denied he'd mount a presidential bid in 2012, but leaves the door ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Marco Rubio, Frederica Wilson Make List of Congressional Hotties

    Marco Rubio Riptide, 4-eva!​It's widely accepted that, for a politician at least, newly minted Florida senator Marco Rubio is kind of a hottie. I mean, he doesn't quite have that Aaron Schock six-pack, but no one would be embarrassed& to be caught up in a D.C. sex scandal with him. So it's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Marco Rubio Rated Best Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Based on Communication Skills

    ​There's already at least one online moment hoping to draft Marco Rubio to run for President in 2012. Those supporters might not be completely insane. An analysis by former ABC News journalist and media professional Brad Phillips rates Rubio the best communicator of all potential Republican ca ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Marco Rubio's High School Girlfriend Dishes on His "Acne Ridden" and "Geeky Charm"

    Marco Rubio may now be DC's newest studly senator, but back when he was a freshman at Miami Senior High School he was a "acne ridden boy with braces and knobby knees" who turned his stalking-like courting habits in to a relationship with a nice young girl. Well, Rubio's ex-sweetheart is dishing on t ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Marco Rubio Loves Gangsta Rap, David Guetta's 'Sexy Bitch,' Fawning Feature Reports

    ​We know you've been wondering: How exactly did Marco Rubio stir the conservative fire in his belly before jumping onstage during the campaign? Reading George Will? Watching O'Reilly grill some hapless liberals?Nope: Straight-up gangsta rap. Rubio liked to crank Tupac and NWA before his speeches, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Arianna Huffington Did Not Say Marco Rubio Looked Like "A Central American Dictator"

    ​Depending on your point of view Marco Rubio looks like a lot of things: a red blooded American hunk set to save the county, an overgrown 12-year-old with a Justin Bieber mop haircut, or, apparently, a Central American dictator. Liberal web empress Arianna Huffington stands accused of throwing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Two Florida Firemen Resign Over Tea-bagging (The Real Deal, Not the Marco Rubio Kind)

    photo by Tomasz Sienicki via Wikimedia Commons​In a story sure to outrage the Marco Rubio camp on the eve of the midterms, two Florida firefighters have resigned after an investigation into their tea-bagging while on duty. What kind of upside-down nation are we living in where two public servants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    The Marco Rubio for President Campaign Might as Well Begin Tomorrow

    ​Let's not be cynical. We don't know who is going to win the Florida senate race (so please go out and vote), but polls indicate Marco Rubio is the favorite. If he does emerge victorious tonight, then it's only a matter of time until some speculation that he may run for President in 2012 at least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Dispatch From the Biltmore: The Night Marco Rubio's Presidential Campaign Began

    photo by Tim ElfrinkRubio in 2012: It started tonight.​Marco Rubio is running for president in 2012. It's not official, of course, and maybe even Rubio himself hasn't decided whether to seek the highest office in the land. But at the raucus party tonight at the Biltmore, it sure seemed like Rubio' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Marco Rubio Appears on Cover of Time With Republicans Who Make Him Seem Downright Normal

    ​Why, yes, that is Marco Rubio peering at you from the latest cover of Time magazine. Unlike yesterday's tea bagger beefcake calendar, the cover is for real. Rubio takes one of four special-edition covers that feature some of the most talked-about Republican candidates from across the country, and ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Marco Rubio: Naked Calendar Beefcake

    It was just last week when noted website Gay Patriot ("the internet home for the American gay conservative") held Marco Rubio up as the prime example of Republican hottie. Surely, that singular "American gay conservative" and plenty of right-leaning housewives across Florida have at least once dream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Marco Rubio to Appear with Sarah Palin This Weekend

    Tea Party dreams do come true! Two stars of the conservative movement, Florida's Republican senate candidate Marco Rubio and right wing queen bee Sarah Palin will share a stage this weekend in Orlando. Somewhere an eagle is surely weeping with joy.

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    October 14, 2010

    Cocky GOP Pulls $4 Million in Rubio Ads from Florida

    How confidant is the national GOP that their candidate Marco Rubio has the Florida senate race in the bag? Well, if you could measure it in money, it would come out to about $4 million. The party is directing money it had originally planned to spend on the Rubio campaign to pour it into other races.

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    September 24, 2010

    Crist Backers Send Flyers Picturing Rubio With Che Guevara

    ​How desperate are backers of Charlie Crist's independent Senate campaign? Apparently desperate enough to send a flyer to Republican voters picturing Republican Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, juxtaposed next to an image of Che Guevara while claiming the conservative former state House s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Marco Rubio is in A Whole Lot of Personal Debt, May Have Used Party Money to Redo His Kitchen

    Marco Rubio talks a lot about fiscal responsibility and his ideas to save the economy. He also talks a lot about the national debt and ways to balance the budget. So you'd think the guy would have his own finances in order. Not true. Today, The Wall Street Journal singles Rubio out as one of the can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Florida Primary Election Results Live Blog

    ​Today Florida went to the polls for the 2010 primary election. While tonight's big theme involved controversial, self-funded billionaire outsiders taking on establishment career politicians in both the Republican primary for Governor and Democratic primary for Senate, there's still lots of ballot ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    July 21, 2010

    Marco Rubio Urged to Boycott Tea Party Event Featuring "Radical Islamophobe"

    ​Tea Party fave Marco Rubio has been urged by the Council on American-Islamic Relations to boycott a North Florida event headlined by Brigitte Gabriel, a fiery anti-Islam speaker. But the event's organizer says Gabriel is staying on the schedule -- and Rubio should think twice about declining his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Marco Rubio Calls for More Tax Cuts, But Could That Hurt The Economy More?

    ​It seems so simple that Republicans have taken it as fact: tax cuts will lead to greater economic strength. Lower taxes mean people have more money to spend, businesses have more payroll to add jobs, and hence our economy should get a jolt, right? It's no surprise that Marco Rubio has now come ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Marco Rubio, Hurting From "Drill, Baby, Drill" Support, Scuffles to Address Leak

    Every day that the shattered remains of the Deepwater Horizon keeps bleeding oil into the Gulf, Marco Rubio seems to fall a little farther behind his nemesis Charlie Crist in the polls.The biggest reason? Charlie gets to strut around Pensacola Beach every day in rolled up shirtsleeves, talking about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Abramoff-Tainted Congressman Tom Feeney Fundraising For Marco Rubio

    Based on the latest ominous polls -- not to mention the Tallahassee-area foreclosure reports -- Marco Rubio could use some extra cash in the bank right about now.Marco Rubio is turning some heads with his latest fundraising email.But a fundraising email sent out this week is raising some eyebrows ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Rubio, Meek Celebrate Cuban Independence Day With Appeal For More Cash

    ​Yesterday was Cuban independence day, a holiday as ignored by Cubans as President's Day is by Americans. But for every Florida politician with an election coming up, it was the perfect opportunity to suck up to the pickiest voting bloc in the state. The three enemigos -- Charlie Crist, Marco Rubi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Polls: Rubio Regains Lead, Apparently Any Republican Can Beat Alex Sink

    Do you even recognize these candidates? ​Hey, Democratic Party of Florida, you do realize that you're supposed to win elections don't you? You're aware that President Obama won this state in 2008, and that you have a pretty hefty voter registration advantage over Republicans? You know that your ma ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2010
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    May 11, 2010

    Marco Rubio Should Get Fitted For A White Robe and Hood

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke sizes up Senate candidates Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek, and Marco Rubio.Alex Izaguirre​Rubio will probably go down in his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Marco Rubio Polls Behind Both Crist and Meek in His Home Turf of South Florida

    Rubio needs to improve his numbers in his hometurf​Marco Rubio apparently won't be enjoying a home field advantage in Florida's senate race. The Miami born Republican who got his start in local politics isn't too popular in Southeast Florida, and it's the only region in the state where he polls be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Jeb Bush Finally Acknowledges His Love for Marco Rubio

    Rubio holding the sword Bush presented him with in 2006​For months now Jeb Bush has had to keep his political love for Marco Rubio silent in deference to Charlie Crist. But now that Crist is running as an independent (a move that, at least in the short run, seems to be paying off), Bush is free to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Even Marco Rubio and Bill McCollum Don't Like Arizona's Immigration Laws

    ​Last night, The Daily Show pointed out that even Tom Tancredo, one of the most zealous anti-immigration politicians and the man who called Miami a "third-world" country, didn't approve of Arizona's harsh new immigration laws. Now two of Florida's own uber-conservatives, who happen to be the front ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Marco Rubio Launches "Petition" to Repeal Health Care

    ​Marco Rubio's stunning gains against Charlie Crist in the Republican Senate primary largely stems from the Tea Party movement, whose main focus over the past year has been to defeat the Democrat's health-care reform efforts. Well, it passed yesterday, so what's a politician like Rubio to do? Well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Latest Poll: Kendrick Meek Only One Point Behind Marco Rubio

    ​It's looking more and more like Charlie Crist won't survive the Republican primary. That's a tremendous coup for Marco Rubio, but it's looking more and more like he could be vulnerable against Democrat Kendrick Meek in the general election.A new poll from Daily Kos/Research 2000 (yes, Democrat le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    DNC Jumps on Back Wax Gate With Web Ad

    The Democratic National Committee couldn't keep its paws off Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist's war of the wax, and produced this "rapid response" web ad to basically paint the Republican primary race as a giant mess of unadulterated silliness.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Charlie Crist's Barber OKs Marco Rubio's Fancy Haircut

    ​Haircuts and back-waxes have gotten a lot of attention lately on the campaign trail. In March, the Miami Herald mocked Marco Rubio for spending $134 on a haircut at flossy-flossy downtown Miami barbershop Churchill's. Then Wednesday, Charlie Crist took a misguided jab at Rubio's hairy back. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    RedState Wonders If Charlie Crist's Back Waxing Remarks Was Gay Baiting or Racist

    Charlie Crist's flippant suggestion that Marco Rubio got his back waxed on Republican donors money was certainly an ill-advised attempt at humor, but the conservative conspiracy theorists and fervent Rubio supporters at RedState.com wonder if the remark was somehow gay baiting or racist.Wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Rubio Now Leads Crist by 18 Points Among Likely Voters

    ​Voters don't go to the polls until August, but Marco Rubio, once the underdog in the Republican Senate Primary, appears to have Gov. Charlie Crist down for the count.According to a new Rasmussen poll of likely Republican voters, Rubio now leads Crist 54 percent to 36 percent. By a rate of 2 to 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Marco Rubio Loves Waterboarding and Is Satan Because of It

    ​Does Marco Rubio love torture? The Washington Post's Dana Milbank sure seems to think so.During Rubio's CPAC speech yesterday, the crowd of conservative activists couldn't get enough of shouting, "Marco! Marco! Marco!" "That Marco cheer always worries me because I'm always afraid t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Charlie Crist Agrees to Two Nationally Televised Debates Update: Marco Wants Fox First

    ​If there was any doubt that Florida's Republican primary has become one of the marquee elections of 2010, it ought to be eliminated as Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio are now likely to face off in not one, but two nationally televised debates.The Buzz reports that not only has Crist agreed to face ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Marco Rubio Celebrates Obama and Crist's First Anniversery

    Do you remember where you were when everything changed forever exactly one year ago? When the most important political event in Florida history went down? When Charlie Crist man-hugged Barack Obama? Riptide was there in the audience that unholy day, and we'll never forget. Neither ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Why Are The Liberal Net Roots More Concerned With a Crist Switch than Electing Meek?

    ​Marco Rubio, virtually unknown by most Floridians last year, has taken a stunning lead not only in the Republican primary but the general election with out spending much of a dime on traditional campaigning. It's thanks in no small part to a strong grass roots effort and internet buzz, and Erik E ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Cuban-Americans Snub Compadre for Meek

    ​Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's last campaign report had some surprising names in it. Yeah, he snagged some usual suspects as donors: Swampthing James Carville, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe, and, um, Don King.But he also scored a constituency that woul ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Marco Rubio Fighting Out Against Anti-Miami Bias

    via Rubio's Flickr​President Obama and many in his administration have been accused of "Chicago style-politics" by the likes of Glenn Beck and others. Now Marco Rubio is facing similar criticism for being "a slick package from Miami." Maybe the two can get together and man hug it out."Rubio is a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    New Poll: Marco Rubio Leading Charlie Crist by Double Digits

    ​Last week, Quinnipiac delivered the stunning news that Marco Rubio was now leading Gov. Charlie Crist by three points in the Republican Senate Primary. Today's Rasmussen poll shows the formerly little known Rubio with a mind-blowing 12-point lead over the popular Governor.Forty-nine percent go fo ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    New Poll: Marco Rubio Now Leads Charlie Crist

    ​Tea Bag-approved Marco Rubio leads Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican Senate primary for the first time, according to a recently released Quinnipiac poll. Forty-seven percent of registered Republicans now prefer Rubio, compared to only 44 percent who are still in the Crist camp. That's a ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Marco Rubio: Who You Calling a Tea Bagger?

    ​This weekend The New York Times magazine asked if Marco Rubio is "The First Senator from the Tea Party?"Rubios Answer: apparently, "Umm, no, not really." Rubio, at the end of the day, is much more interested in being the 35th Senator from Florida than being the First Senator of Tea Baggers.These ... More >>

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