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.