Articles in Category: 'Marco Rubio'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: May 3, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Joe Gruters, the chairman of the Sarasota County GOP, is not running to replace Lenny Curry as the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), but he continues to remain active in shaping the party. Gruters is backing Clay County GOP Chairwoman Leslie Dougher to replace Curry.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 12, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Florida has a favorite son in 2016, according to a “Florida Insider” poll released by the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, with 74 percent of the politicos saying former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will run for the Republican presidential nomination but only 33 percent of them expecting U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to enter the contest. Few of the insiders expect Rubio to run if the former governor is in the hunt, with 86 percent saying the senator stays out if Bush is in. ...
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 22, 2014 3:55 AM
 

A CNN/ORC poll released early this week finds two potential Republican presidential candidates from Florida are in the single digits while there is no front-runner in the field. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., leads the pack with 16 percent followed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right behind him with 15 percent. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas takes third with 11 percent followed by former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, who moved to Florida after his 2008 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, with 10 percent.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 15, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Possible Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson will be hitting the Sunshine State next week. Carson made headlines for speaking against Obamacare at the National Prayer Breakfast last year despite President Barack Obama being in attendance.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 8, 2014 3:55 AM
 

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) met this week and, as usual, it had a distinctly Florida feel. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was one of the featured speakers. Rubio, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, focused on foreign policy, especially the crises in Ukraine and Venezuela. Veteran Republican strategist Matt Schlapp introduced Rubio.

 
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