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Rubio heckled during speech to Florida delegates



PALM HARBOR — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was interrupted by hecklers during a 20-minute speech to Florida delegates at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort Tuesday.

The heckling began midway through Rubio's remarks, when a bearded middle-aged man with a tattoo on his neck stood up and shouted "Hey Rubio!" The man had been sitting there, with no security badge, quietly at one of the tables.

"We demand that the GOP stop whoring themselves out to the big money interests that are raping this planet in trying to squeeze every last dime out of the working class," the man shouted to Rubio.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:56am]


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