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Marco Rubio wants to be your 'bae'



Move over, Jeb!, that other Floridian running for president just out millennial-ed you.

See ya later, $75 Guaca Bowle and vintage Jeb Bush bro-tank.

Marco Rubio has emojis. And he wants you to call him bae.

Beside an "I believe in freedom of Espresso" coffee mug and a phone case that reads "Let freedom ring," Rubio's online store now features a $30 teal T-shirt that says RU(BAE)O.

No matter that it's been a full year since Lake Superior State University placed "bae" on its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.

Apparently Rubio's supporters don't mind.

"Please allow extra time for delivery due to high demand," reads the RU(BAE)O description on the online store.

It's still unclear whether Rubio's new swag comes with a pair of complimentary boots.


[Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:29pm]


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