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Conservative group provides air support for Rubio on immigration

American Action Network is spending $50,000 on an ad thanking Sen. Marco Rubio for the immigration bill that includes tens of billions in additional border security spending. The ad will run on Fox News in Florida over the next two weeks, the conservative group said this morning.

"It’s called the border surge. The toughest border security plan ever passed by Congress," a narrator says. "Seven hundred miles of new fencing. Twenty thousand new border patrol agents. Radar. Night vision. Even drones. Written with border patrol agents … And supported by conservative leaders like Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan. This is the tough border security America needs. Call Senator Rubio. Thank him for keeping his promise, and fighting to secure the border."

The ad comes as Rubio has endured significant criticism from the right (and some from the left for pushing for tougher enforcement). “There’s been a lot of misinformation throughout the debate and we believe it’s important Floridians know that this bill helps provide the tough border security America needs. We hope Floridians will let Senator Rubio know that they appreciate him keeping his promise and showing real leadership on securing the border,"  said American Action Network President Brian O. Walsh. It's the second American Action Network ad to feature Rubio.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 10:02am]


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