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Limbaugh: ‘I Don’t Like This Idea’ of Rubio Labeled as ‘an Establishment Candidate’


Tuesday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh remarked that three of the top four finishers in Monday’s Iowa caucuses were Reagan disciples, to which he included Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Limbaugh said despite having supported the so-called Gang of Eight immigration effort, he still sees Rubio as a “full-throated conservative” and not as a “moderate Republican centrist.”

“I don’t like this idea that Marco Rubio is all of a sudden being labeled as an establishment candidate,” Limbaugh said. “I know that Rubio has got the baggage of that Gang of Eight and I know in many people’s mind he’s got the baggage of wanting to grant the current number of illegals citizenship. I understand that. But Marco Rubio is no moderate Republican centrist.”

“I don’t see Marco Rubio as anything other than a legitimate full-throated conservative,” he continued. “Nobody is pure and nobody is ever free of making mistakes.”

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