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March 07, 2014

Rubio Seeks to Revive His National Stature

"Alarmed by the rise of noninterventionist voices in his party, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is aiming to revive his political prospects in an unlikely way: trying to become the leading voice for a muscular brand of foreign policy," the New York Times reports.

"The road to presidential success in Iowa and New Hampshire may not run through the Crimean Peninsula or the streets of Caracas, but in recent weeks Mr. Rubio has used Russia's incursion into Ukraine and the violent clashes in Venezuela to remind Republicans of their orthodoxy -- projecting strength abroad -- and of why he was such a favorite in the party before seeing his popularity slip over his backing of an immigration overhaul."

Amy Walter: "It's clear Rubio isn't standing still. As many in the media have started to document, the peripatetic freshman has been busy building a robust domestic and foreign policy portfolio and remains a top guest at GOP fundraising events. "


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