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Rubio's team keeps close tabs on conservative radio

UPDATE Monday: Laura Ingraham unloaded on Rubio's office in her show today. Listen here.

Interesting nugget from Dan Balz column on Sen. Marco Rubio:


Rubio has worked assiduously to assuage the concerns of the most influential voices, in public appearances and in private phone calls and conversations. He has spoken regularly with people such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham to make that case.

His advisers closely monitor how much time these hosts are devoting to immigration, compared to six years ago, and they are heartened that the volume is much diminished, even if some oppose what he is doing. Over the past few weeks, Limbaugh was giving the issue an average of about 12 minutes a day, Hannity 6 minutes, Levin 14 minutes and Ingraham 35 minutes, according to analysis provided by a Rubio adviser.


[Last modified: Monday, May 13, 2013 1:58pm]


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