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Rubio in New Hampshire asked about missed votes, defense waste, Syrian refugees

Marco Rubio in Derry, N.H. on Oct. 14, 2015

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Marco Rubio in Derry, N.H. on Oct. 14, 2015

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Marco Rubio held a town hall today in Derry, N.H. Here's how it played out (tweets via @learyreports)

- In N.H., @marcorubio talks of changing Medicare and SS ... may have to retire year later or get care thru private companies.

- "A welder makes more than a philosopher," @marcorubio says in Derry, making call for more vocational edu.

- "Cutting defense spending has never worked," @marcorubio tells a N.H. voter, though he agreed waste should be addressed.

- After taking of defense spending, voter asks @marcorubio why he missed a vote on that last week. Because running for prez, Rubio replies.

- .@marcorubio says "on first day in office" he'll sign order directing fed to step away from #CommonCore. Says don't need a Dept. of Ed.

- .@marcorubio says it may not be possible to "vet" refugees from Syria.

- .@marcorubio says believes in wind, solar, bio but also "oil and gas," and that to curb latter would "emasculate economy."

@marcorubio accuses Supreme Court justices of "manipulating" Constitution to get desired outcome.

- Woman at Derry town hall shows @marcorubio a photo of him from 2012. "I think I was a little leaner then," he says.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 2:11pm]

    

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