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Rubio, asked about experience, says he'd 'line up resume' against Obama's

Appearing on Fox News last night, Sen. Marco Rubio said he's qualified to be president and drew a constrast with Barack Obama. "I certainly would line up my resume against his at this stage in his career," Rubio said, ticking off his Florida House career before joining the U.S. Senate. He mentioned, too, that he served two years on a local government,  the West Miami city commission.

Rubio reiterated that he's not going to make a decision based on what Jeb Bush does. (video here)

Then Sean Hannity asked Rubio about a "Plan B," i.e., a fall back if a presidential run does not pan out. Rubio gave a noble sounding answer, that he wouldn't seek two offices at the same time (Rand Paul tried to get Kentucky law changed so he could) By Florida law, Rubio can't appear on the ballot for two federal offices. But he could take his time deciding given how late the qualifying date is for Senate. Still, he's indicated that he won't play that game.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:30pm]


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