September 8th, 2010
10:59 AM ET
4 years ago

Marco Rubio: 'I represent the things I stand for'

 Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio’s campaign is more complicated than it used to be.
Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio’s campaign is more complicated than it used to be.

Miami, Florida (CNN) - For Marco Rubio, life was simpler when it was tea time all the time.

When he was gunning for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Florida, the former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives aggressively courted the state's conservative Tea Party activists. That strategy worked. Rubio was suddenly a Tea Party favorite. His stunning rise in the polls forced Florida's more moderate governor, Charlie Crist, to bolt the GOP primary to run as an independent.

But the race is now more complicated, with Rubio competing in a three-way battle royal against both Crist and the Democratic nominee, South Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek.

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    He stands for little boys and buggering them, because he does have that face doesn't he?

    September 8, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  2. Mesa Mick

    What kind of Teatard double-speak is that? "I represent the things I stand for".

    Yeah, and "I'm against anything I'm not for!"

    Jeezuz, what does this batty, neo-con nut job take voters for.

    To quote Marx maybe he thinks the electorate are "useful idiots" to be lied to, manipulated and played like suckers and chumps on his road of quest for personal power and wealth thru political office.

    Oh, I fogot, Rubio's roots are as a "good chrizz-jun conservative" – Gettin elected and getting rich are the same from his tribe of right-wing thiefs and grifters. It is a way of life for them...

    September 8, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  3. Proud member of "Gobal Zero"

    He is not the right person for this state. He does not believe in Medicare or Social Security. He also has a house that he refuses to pay for. This man is a liar, a cheat, and is only interested in collecting pay for doing nothing. Much like his republican associates. I will be working hard calling and canvassing for Kendrick Meek.

    September 8, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    He has to show himself worthy of representing the people, and NOT himself.

    September 8, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  5. wayne

    Yeah, like making sure the Republican Party can continue to steal every penny they can get their grubby little hands on.

    September 8, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  6. Jerod

    this guy's Obama's worst nightmare. I predict that any 2012 repub with any chance of beating O will have to come from behind the scenes at the last moment. otherwise the media will have a hay day making that candidate a villain in time for the election.

    September 8, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
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