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Senator-elect Rubio swamped with resumes



One of the hottest jobs in D.C. may be working for Marco Rubio. Florida's senator-elect has gotten hundreds of resumes for positions in his Washington office. Still no word on who will be chief of staff, but candidates are being vetted.

"In the first day of receiving resumes from the Senate Placement Office, we received about 250," spokesman Alex Burgos said. "Folks are applying from all corners. Florida experience, DC experience, including House/Senate, the business world and legal experience."

Rubio is on a trip to Israel with his wife and will be in Washington next week for orientation and, presumably, to find a place to live.

He's making good on one campaign pledge. Rubio signed onto an effort by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., to institute a Republican ban on earmarks in the Senat for the 112th Congress. Other co-sponsors are Sens. Tom Coburn (OK), John Ensign (NV), Mike Enzi (WY), and John Cornyn (TX) along with Senators-elect Pat Toomey (PA), Rand Paul (KY), Mike Lee (UT), Ron Johnson (WI), and Kelly Ayotte (NH). House GOP leaders have already called for a ban.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:10pm]


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