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As immigration heated up, Rubio made donation to PAC associated with Jim DeMint



Center for Public Integrity:

Sen. Marco Rubio made a five-figure contribution to a prominent super PAC ahead of a push to court conservative support of his contentious immigration reform proposal, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of documents filed today with the Federal Election Commission.

Rubio’s donation of $30,000 on March 28 came from his leadership PAC and went to Senate Conservatives Action. That’s a super PAC connected with former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Rubio’s one-time mentor who has clashed with the potential 2016 GOP presidential hopeful over the immigration bill.

DeMint, whom Rubio once called his best friend in Washington, and his Heritage Foundation have been leading critics of the immigration bill Rubio helped write.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 3:23pm]


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