Rubio Under Attack as New Hampshire Primary Race Heats up

WASHINGTON, DC - February 1: Senator and Presidential candidate, Marco Rubio (R-FL) stands with his family as he waits to address voters at a caucus site as Iowans prepare to cast their first votes in the 2016 Presidential primaries on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie has dismissed him as a puppet and former mentor Jeb Bush called him not fit to serve as up-and-coming Republican Marco Rubio becomes the man to beat in next week’s New Hampshire primary.

Rubio’s unexpectedly strong third-place showing in Monday’s Iowa caucuses has made him the target of rival Republican candidates who focused their campaigns on the New England state’s first-in-the-nation primary.

Christie, the New Jersey governor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Ohio Governor John Kasich all hope for a strong showing in New Hampshire to boost their flagging campaigns to become the Republican nominee in the Nov. 8 election to replace Democratic President Barack Obama.

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