Sunday, May 23, 2010
Sen. Jim DeMint Helping Marco Rubio 2010
Marco Antonio Rubio
Nace Mayo 28 1971
Miami - Florida
Pertenece al Partido Republicano
Mr. Marco Rubio nace en el seno de una familia
de cubanos exiliador, en la Florida. Sus padres
se mudan a Las Vegas Nevada en busca de me-
jores oportunidades de trabajo. Despues de seis
años en Las Vegas, regresan a Miami Florida .
Nace 1971 Florida
Las Vegas 1979 - 1985
Contrae Matrimonio con Jeanette Dousdebes Rubio en el 1997
de la union nacen cuatro hijos.
Marco Rubio is a politician who rose to one of the most powerful political posts in Florida at a young age, becoming one of the highest-ranking Cuban-Americans in the state. From November 2006 through November 2008, Rubio is speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. That puts him in position to single-handedly stop any piece of proposed legislation. A speaker of the House also has a good chance at turning an agenda into law. A Republican, Marco Rubio champions a conservative, smaller-government approach to government in the Florida state Capitol, in contrast with other elements of the Republican-controlled state government which are more moderate or centrist. Marco Rubio is seen as a politician in the mold of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who advocated more conservative approaches when he was governor of Florida for eight years ending in 2007. During 2007, Marco Rubio championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system. He wanted to slash property taxes, increase sales taxes, and cut the amount of money going to local governments. His effort failed, although the Florida Legislature passed a more modest plan. Much of what he pushed in his first year as speaker the time when a presiding officer in the Florida Legislature has the greatest influence came from a book of citizen recommendations he published called 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future. Marco Rubio, a resident of West Miami, Florida, was elected to the House of Representatives in a special election on Jan. 25, 2000. He was subsequently re-elected each November. He represents the 111th House District. He was born May 28, 1971, in Miami. He previously served as a City Commissioner of the City of West Miami. Marco Rubio, who is an attorney, has a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami. His official office address is: The Honorable Marco Rubio, Speaker, Florida House of Representatives, 420 The Capitol, 402 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300. For more information go to http://www.myfloridahouse.gov.
1. DeMint Plays Key Role for Rubio
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is “blazing a new trail” by helping to bankroll the campaign of a candidate in another state: Senate hopeful Marco Rubio in Florida.
DeMint has set up a personal political action committee, the Senate Conservatives Fund, to sponsor the candidacies of conservative fellow Republicans, and Rubio has become a primary benefactor, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The fund gave Rubio the maximum direct donation, $10,000, and reported spending $93,472 on independent fundraising efforts — mainly for Web advertising and e-mails for Rubio — through March 31, the most recent campaign finance reporting deadline.
DeMint’s PAC stated on its website that it raised an additional $239,771 in individual donations forwarded to Rubio’s campaign, bringing the total haul to more than $343,000 so far — about 1 of every 20 dollars that Rubio has raised for the race.
Issue-oriented political action committees have contributed to campaigns for many years, but this is the first time a member of Congress has used a personal PAC to help bankroll another candidate in another state, Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, told the Sentinel.
“They’re blazing a new trail here,” she said.
DeMint has said he may run for president in 2012. Seeking allies, he set up the PAC “to make major investments in a handful of conservatives running for the first time,” said Matt Hoskins, a DeMint aide.
DeMint’s PAC has supported other Senate candidates including Rand Paul in Kentucky, but more than half the money the PAC has raised has been for Rubio’s campaign.
DeMint has also campaigned with Rubio several times and introduced him to key conservatives, according to the Sentinel.
Rubio, former speaker of the state house, trailed then Republican rival Charlie Crist in the polls when DeMint first came to bat for Rubio’s candidacy. But over the winter Rubio moved ahead of Crist, who has now left the Republican Party to run as an independent.
A new Rasmussen poll shows Rubio with 39 percent of the vote, Crist with 31 percent, and Democrat Kendrick Meek with 18 percent, with 12 percent undecided.
Rubio’s campaign spokesman Alex Burgos said: “At an early stage, when this campaign needed to show signs of life, Senator DeMint’s support was a jolt of support to Marco and to the campaign.”