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Marco Rubio Creates ‘Reclaim America PAC’

Posted 7/12/2012


BY: NANCY SMITH

Posted: August 5, 2011 11:41 PM

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio filed paperwork this week with the Federal Election Commission to create Reclaim America PAC. By so doing, he joins other Senate tea-party favs who have created similar political action committees. The idea is to influence races and elect like-minded conservatives in 2012.

Asked Friday to provide details about Reclaim America’s goals, and through an aide, Rubio declined. But the buzz is that the GOP’s rising-star — perhaps even its shooting star — will use PAC money to donate to presidential candidates’ campaigns. Rubio is, after all, considered by many a top vice presidential prospect.

The creation of Rubio’s PAC, which came on Wednesday, followed a rousing floor speech — one in which he engaged in what Politico called “a rare, unscripted debate with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. — about why conservatives like himself refused to compromise in the fight over raising the debt ceiling.”

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