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Rubio's first trip to New Hampshire ended, hilariously, in disaster

A page from Rubio's book, An American Son

Marco Rubio

A page from Rubio's book, An American Son

Sen. Marco Rubio lands in New Hampshire today for some fundraising -- and 2016 speculation raisin'.

It's a long way for a guy who thought his political career ended after his first visit to the state.

Rubio went to the Granite State while working on the Bob Dole campaign. As he describes in his book, An American Son, some young campaign staffers got Vodka for the plane trip home. A shot contest ensued. Rubio got sick. He ran to the bathroom, motion sickness bag in hand. But he didn't make it. He could have thrown up on Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen or a fellow volunteer.

He chose the latter.


[Last modified: Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:39pm]


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