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VP Marco Rubio? The man in demand
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate on the GOP ticket.
January 27th, 2012
11:40 AM ET

VP Marco Rubio? The man in demand

By Juan Carlos Lopez, CNN en Español Senior Correspondent

Miami (CNN) - Will he or won't he? And would it matter?

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, considered a powerful Hispanic political player and rising star in his party, has consistently said no to having vice presidential aspirations. But still, the question keeps coming up.

Rubio, the popular Miami-born son of Cuban immigrants, has been seen by some inside Republican circles as a great "get" as a possible No. 2 on a hypothetical presidential ticket, and is already showing his power to influence the process.

Just this week he pushed back on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich after the Republican presidential candidate ran a Spanish language radio ad labeling former Gov. Mitt Romney as "the most anti-immigration candidate." Rubio called the commercial "inaccurate" and "inflammatory" and the Gingrich campaign pulled the ad.

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  1. Suzy

    the hills of rural and sbrbuuan San Diego County couldn't be more conservative if they tried. Those are solid areas for Republicans, not America- bashing leftists.You haven't been out there recently. I was there over Labor Day, and dude a paradise for Conservatives, the place is not.Yes, it's not Berkeley. On the other hand, it's not Texas either. The place is rotten with Liberal Democrats.You have to drive over 100 miles east from the Pacific Ocean to find a place with local government represented by Conservative (i.e. real) Republicans.Beck is right. So Cal is owned by people who hate America. Too bad their homes are burning, but they do hate America.

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