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Bob Dole endorses 'hard worker' Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio working on Bob Dole's presidential campaign in Miami-Dade, 1996

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Marco Rubio working on Bob Dole's presidential campaign in Miami-Dade, 1996

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February

Bob Dole today joined parade of mainstream Republicans backing Marco Rubio. A one-time Jeb Bush ally, Dole signled out Rubio's work for his campaign in 1996. Rubio was then a young and intensely energetic field worker and soon he'd be eying a spot on the West Miami City Commission.

“He worked for my ’96 campaign in Dade County, Florida, and so I’ve had an acquaintance with him way back in ’96 when he was a hard worker," Dole told ABC News. "As much as I love John Kasich, you know, Rubio is probably a better candidate. And he’s young,” Dole added. “He wants to grow the party as opposed to [Ted] Cruz. I don’t know what he wants to grow."

[Last modified: Monday, February 22, 2016 4:20pm]

    

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