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Rubio ad says his parents 'fled dictatorship'



A new super PAC ad for Marco Rubio blurs the lines about his parents' reason for leaving Cuba, suggesting they "fled dictatorship."

Rubio's parents are not exiles in the classic Cuban Miami sense; They left Cuba in 1956 for standard economic reasons. Fidel Castro took over in 1959. Batista was dictator but that's not what triggered Mario and Oriales to leave.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 10:11am]


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