Tampa Bay Times
Alex Leary

 Sen. Marco Rubio has been on the move this summer, raising money and visiting key election states, including this evening in South Carolina where he’ll appear at a barbecue put on by Rep. Jeff Duncan.

 Rubio began his summer recess not by going home to Miami but catching a flight to Iowa, where on Aug. 2 he was a guest at a fundraiser for Senate candidate Joni Ernst, whom Rubio has endorsed. He was last in the state in June to campaign with Ernst.

 In mid August, Rubio made a swing out west, raising money for his PAC and meeting officials in Fresno, Calif., and attending an Aug. 14 fundraiser in Colorado for Senate candidate Cory Gardner.

 He popped up in Brimfield, Ill., on Aug. 19 for a fundraising event alongside Rep. Aaron Schock. “For his part, in a 25-minute address Rubio outlined a vision for how ‘America’s greatest days are within our reach,’ ” read a story in the Journal Star of Peoria.

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