Rubio Loads the 2016 Starting Gun — `1st of 2016ers’ in Iowa

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, arrives on stage to speak at the Republican National Convention.

This didn’t take long.Sen. Marco Rubio, that rising star of the Republican Party from Florida who was considered as a possible running mate for presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is bound for Iowa.

The junior senator from Miami will headline a re-election fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Nov. 17.

That’s the word from O. Kay Henderson — delivered via Twitter @okayhenderson — news director of Radio Ohio, who notes being with the network from Day One (1987), “covering politics forever.”

“If U don’t count Jindal, Perry & others who came to IA B4 11.6.12 to campaign for Romney, Rubio is 1st of 2016ers 2 make trip here,” Henderson notes, alluding to Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas.

It only seems like forever in Iowa, home of the election-opening caucuses. (Iowa is where President Barack Obama’s campaign was launched, and this year, Branstad gave Obama great credit for his Iowa-winning ground game.)

2016 Forever starts nine days from now.

 

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