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Rubio-Scott in 2016?

Adam C. Smith



This t-shirt caught our attention at the exhibition hall at the Conservative Political Action Conference today outside Washington D.C. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott?, we asked the vendor. And two passersby groaned at the mention of Florida's governor. Actually, the t-shirt refers to recently appointed South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.

Rubio's Reclaim America Pac had its own spot, selling metal Rubio water bottles for a mere $25. Nearby, the Let Freedom Ring political committee was giving away free water bottles with Rubio's picture stuck on them. "RubiH20: Saluting Thirsty Conservatives," said the label.

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West meandered the halls, stopped over and over to pose for photos with fans. And Brett Doster's Front Line Strategies had it's own booth offering "Jeb! '16" stickers.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:12pm]


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