Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

To counter attacks, Rubio announces 'truth squads'



Marco Rubio is deploying “truth squads” in the first three nominating states to “help set the record straight” and promote Rubio’s “conservative leaders in the face of millions in false and negative attacks by an establishment worried about a new generation of leadership in Washington.”

”This is about ensuring that voters hear the truth about Marco's vision for a New American Century,” said senior advisor Joe Pounder.

The campaign did not detail what the officials would do. Rubio has come under scrutiny for past positions, most recently his one-time support for designing a cap-and-trade program in Florida.

Marco Rubio Iowa Truth Squad: State Senator Jack Whitver, Ankeny
State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, Wilton
State Senator Rick Bertrand, Sioux City
Paul Gregorie, Marshalltown

New Hampshire Truth Squad:

State Senator Regina Birdsell, Hampstead
Drew Cline, Bedford
Chris Williams, Nashua

South Carolina Truth Squad:

Jim Davis, Charleston
Karen Iacovelli, Greenville
Mikee Johnson, Orangeburg

[Last modified: Monday, January 18, 2016 3:06pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours