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Rubio helps raise money for Trump super PAC

Appeared at recent event in Washington.
Marco Rubio laughs as Donald Trump makes a point during Republican presidential debate at Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP)
Marco Rubio laughs as Donald Trump makes a point during Republican presidential debate at Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP)
Published Jul. 4, 2018
Updated Jul. 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Marco Rubio took another step toward his embrace of President Donald Trump by speaking at a ritzy fundraiser for the biggest Trump super PAC.

Rubio spoke at a recent America First Action event at Trump International Hotel here, where guests paid $100,000 to get in and $250,000 for VIP access.

Rubio and others, including  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, gave an "insider pitch about the benefits of Trump's policies," according to a Washington Post story about Trump getting comfortable with the big-money world he once shunned.

Rubio's spokeswoman did not return an inquiry from the Tampa Bay Times.

A well-connected source tells us, "Marco and Don Jr. have a good relationship. He got involved because of that. His remarks were more focused on the successes of the administration that the press doesn't talk about. Nothing dramatic."

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