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Lopez-Cantera meets with Rubio in Washington

Marco Rubio and Carlos Lopez-Cantera in 2014

The Associated Press

Marco Rubio and Carlos Lopez-Cantera in 2014



WASHINGTON - Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera was scheduled to meet this here morning with Sen. Marco Rubio.

The 10:15 a.m. meeting was on Lopez-Cantera's schedule and Rubio's office has not responded to a question about the gathering, which came before CLC was to attend the National Lieutenant Governor's Association federal-state relations meeting.

UPDATE 12:47 p.m.: A Rubio spokeswoman says, "They are personal friends and Senator Rubio always enjoys seeing him when he is in D.C‎."

CLC stepped out of the U.S. Senate race last year so Rubio could seek re-election after dropping out of the race for president.

Rubio has met with a number of state officials in recent weeks.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:49pm]


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