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Koch Brothers Advisor Joins Marco Rubio Campaign

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Marc Short, a political adviser for the Koch brothers, has joined Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign for president, according to a report from Politico’s Mike Allen.

Short is currently the president of the Koch group Freedom Partners and resigned to join the Rubio team.

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According to Allen’s report, Short is well connected with grassroots organizers and donors and has a depth of knowledge about how to crunch campaign data.

In 2014, Short was cited as one of the top recruits for a presidential campaign.

“If I could have Karl Rove or Marc Short to run a presidential campaign today, I’d take Marc Short,” one campaign source told Politico. “He understands all the technical tools available to a modern campaign and how to apply them to the nominating process. He also has a deep understanding of the political dynamics of the GOP base vote.”

Short’s decision comes as many Washington D.C. Republicans are rallying around Rubio’s campaign in what’s seen as a potential last stand against Donald Trump.


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