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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Is Romney giving Rubio a closer look?



In a CNN interview from London, Mitt Romney brings up U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in a discussion about wealth and success.

"I heard Marco Rubio the other day … he said 'You know we were poor living in Miami. We saw these all these big homes across town. My parents never said 'Gee, why don't those people give us some of what they have?' they said instead, 'Aren't we lucky to live in a country with education and hard work, we might be able to achieve that ourselves.' "

Rubio watchers have noticed an uptick in Romney mentions of him lately. Maybe, they hope, Romney is giving him a harder look for VP than thought. Jeb Bush told the AP yesterday that he personally lobbied Romney to pick Rubio. And this weekend Rubio will campaign for Romney in Nevada.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 26, 2012 5:09pm]


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