Category: News Tracking

Marco Rubio’s Super PAC Takes Aim At 90-Year-Old Barbara Bush In Provocative Mailer

Scott Conroy, Huffington Post – February 7, 2016

With two days to go until the New Hampshire primary, a voter who lives in this heavily Republican town provided HuffPost with a jarring direct mailer that he received from Conservative Solutions PAC — the super PAC that is backing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

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Hillary Clinton: Marco Rubio’s Comments About Abortion are ‘Pretty Pathetic’

Maxwell Tani, Business Insider – February 7, 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) over his repeated assertions that Clinton supports abortion on “the baby’s due date.”

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Marco Rubio Turns Abortion Attack on Hillary Clinton

Tal Kopan, Manu Raju and Eugene Scott, CNN – February 4, 2016

As Sen. Marco Rubio faces attacks from his own party on his abortion stance, he is seeking to cast Democrats as extremists on the topic — saying Hillary Clinton would allow abortions until a baby’s due date.

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Boots? Marco Rubio Wants to Talk Guns and Football

Jeremy W. Peters and Michael Barbaro, New York Times – January 18, 2016

Mr. Rubio is radiating machismo on the campaign trail lately, lending locker-room locutions to his pronouncements denigrating President Obama’s military strategy (“This is not a real war on terror. This is a joke”), or sizing up adversaries like Vladimir V. Putin (“He smells weakness”), or his dream choices for cabinet posts (top-flight talent from the New England Patriots).

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His rivals are saying the same thing in different ways: Marco Rubio is weak

Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa, The Washington Post – January 14, 2016

In commercials, interviews and face-to-face meetings with voters, Rubio’s 2016 rivals and their backers are waging increasingly personal attacks, using different words to say much the same thing: that the freshman senator from Florida is weak and unreliable.

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Who Is Marco Rubio’s New Anti-Feminist Adviser?

Ruth Graham, Slate – January 12, 2016

With the Iowa caucuses less than a month away, the competition for the evangelical vote seems to have become a two-man race between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Last week, Rubio made another move to win that race-within-the-race, announcing the formation of a 15-member religious liberty advisory board that will advise the campaign on issues including the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and the freedoms of Americans who oppose same-sex marriage.

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Cruz Camp Mocks Rubio’s ‘High-heeled Booties’

Eliza Collins, Politico – January 5, 2016

Ted Cruz may be leading his fellow Cuban-American senator in the polls, but his campaign is nipping at the heels of Marco Rubio — literally. “A Vote for Marco Rubio Is a Vote for Men’s High-Heeled Booties,” Rick Tyler, Cruz’s communications director, tweeted Tuesday, linking to an article with that headline by New York Magazine’s women’s blog “The Cut.”

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Marco Rubio’s Wife: A Partner Ready to Puncture His Ego

Michael Barbaro and Kitty Bennett, New York Times – December 14, 2015

Mrs. Rubio, a 42-year-old mother of four school-age children, who attends weekly Bible studies and works for a wealthy donor to her husband’s presidential campaign, has long bristled at the popular description of herself as a bubbly former cheerleader who married the star of her high school’s football team. In reality, she never really fit that description.

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Rubio: Trump Struggles With Commander-in-chief Test

Kevin Robillard, Politico – December 13, 2015

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio repeated his concerns about Donald Trump’s fitness to be commander-in-chief during an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “The most important thing a president will be is commander-in-chief,” Rubio told host Chuck Todd, according to a transcript.

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Rubio: Same-sex Marriage not ‘Settled Law’

Bradford Richardson, The Hill – December 13, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says the Supreme Court decision earlier this year creating a constitutional right to gay marriage can still be changed. “It is the current law. I don’t believe any case law is settled law,” Rubio said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Any future Supreme Court can change it.”

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