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02-01-2014, 11:25 AM

Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) political stock is rated a buy by major Republican fundraisers in Washington, who are bullish on Rubio’s future as a 2016 presidential candidate.

A group of Republican fundraising heavyweights and wise men in Washington’s business community are solidly behind Rubio, and see him not only as someone who could win the White House, but someone they can work with.

The fundraisers include Bill Paxon, a former New York lawmaker who is now a senior adviser at Akin Gump; Dirk Van Dongen, the president of the National Wholesalers Association; and Wayne Berman, a big-time donor with a knack for picking winning candidates in presidential primaries.

All three are a party of the business wing of the Republican Party that has clashed with the Tea Party. Their support for Rubio suggests they seem him as a possible ally going forward.

Political strategists think Rubio’s chances of winning the GOP nomination in 2016 are looking better because of the bridge scandal embroiling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) decision to forego a White House bid to aim for the gavel of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

“Marco Rubio is very much in the top tier of potential Republican candidates. Anyone who says otherwise hasn’t looked at any data and doesn’t understand the dynamics of the Republican primary,” said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster who counts Rubio as one of his clients. “Look at who votes. It’s very difficult to make the case that Chris Christie has a better chance winning the primary than Rubio.”
Christie’s fall could create an opening for Rubio, who saw his stock with conservatives fall last year after he helped move an immigration reform bill through the Senate. Rubio has trailed Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.) in straw polls of grassroots conservatives, which could make a play for the establishment wing of the GOP more enticing.

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02-01-2014, 01:27 PM
Marco Rubio. Another unprincipled chameleon. Is there anyone who really gets liberty that really gets excited about this fraud?

02-01-2014, 02:56 PM
They are going to push Rubio as if he can win the national election when they know he can't. They know he does not even have a chance at winning his party nomination. This is all just preperation for the Jeb/Rubio ticket.

Dole, Bush, McCain, Romney, this cycle for the party nomination is just as predictable as the rest.

02-01-2014, 05:03 PM
The real insider choice is Jindal or Walker.

02-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Heh. And people thought his vote on immigration reform would be the end of him.

02-01-2014, 09:13 PM

02-01-2014, 09:23 PM

Indy Vidual
02-01-2014, 09:48 PM

Yes, he is so good on camera.

02-01-2014, 11:26 PM
Seriously? That guy's name is MUD in the South. Conservative activists here (NC) DESPISE him now.

02-02-2014, 11:49 AM
Rubio is the new Dan Quayle.

02-02-2014, 12:12 PM
The RNC's collage of ringers for 2016... of course this pic is brought to you by the establishment propaganda rag print called: POLITICO

Never forget, Marco Rubio is the 'Groomed Manchurian Candidate' product of the ASPEN INSTITUTE.

Donations bankrolling the ASPEN Institute game:
Bill & Belinda Gates:~$28 Million
Liberal Marxist Chicagoans Henry, Glady's, Lester, & Renee Crown: ~$15 Million
Jane Harman's Foundation ~$1 Million


Marcio Rubio's 'Molders & Masters: http://www.milliondollarlist.org/recipients/aspen-institute

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