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Rubio to give video speech at GOP convention



Marco Rubio will appear at the GOP convention, after all.

Only by video.

Convention planners this morning announced that in addition to live speakers, Rubio and Bobby Knight would appear via video.

Rubio is skipping the convention because he says he needs to campaign in Florida. He's had a curious relationship with Trump, trashing him on the campaign trail only to express some level of support post-election while maintaining criticism on some issues.

But Rubio wants to run for president again and passing up a chance to address some of the nation's most dedicated Republican activists was an interesting choice. Potential 2020 rival Paul Ryan is speaking in Cleveland.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:10pm]


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