Sen. Marco Rubio Rallies K Street Lobbyists

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday October 31, 2015. With just 93 days before the Iowa caucuses Republican hopefuls are trying to shore up support amongst the party.
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After a less-than-impressive third quarter of fundraising, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is holding a fundraiser on Capitol Hill. The guest list includes lobbyists, bundlers and members of Congress, and the event is expected to raise roughly $200,000 for Rubio’s presidential campaign.

“Monday’s fundraiser was initially going to be held at a Washington, D.C. townhouse, but organizers moved it to the Capitol Hill Club — where a large room has been rented out — after the RSVP list began to swell,” reported Politico.

Some lobbyists expected to attend are: Verizon lobbyist Peter Davidson; NextEra lobbyist Christopher Chapel; Crossroads Strategies lobbyist Mathew Lapinski.

According to Politico, House members who may attend Rubio’s event are: “Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy, Illinois Rep. Darin LaHood, Georgia Rep. Austin Scott, and Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita.”

Rubio recently obtained the support of Paul Singer – a billionaire hedge fund manager who is for open borders and common core – over fellow GOP presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, making Rubio the establishment candidate to beat.


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