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Tags: Louisiana | midterms | runoff | Republicans

Marco Rubio Campaigns for Bill Cassidy in La. Runoff

Marco Rubio Campaigns for Bill Cassidy in La. Runoff
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and Rep. Bill Cassidyl, R-La. (Brianna Paciorka/The Times Picayune/Landov; Jim Lo Scazzo/EPA/Landov)

By    |   Wednesday, 19 November 2014 07:58 AM EST

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will be campaigning in Louisiana for Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is favored to defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Dec. 6 runoff election, Politico reported.

Rubio, who is a possible 2016 presidential hopeful, is expected to take part in several rallies and a fundraiser on Saturday for Cassidy. They will be joined by Sen. David Vitter, the Republican junior senator from Louisiana, who is planning a gubernatorial run in 2015.

Tea party-aligned Rob Maness, who garnered 14 percent of the vote on Nov. 4, has endorsed Cassidy.

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, is also campaigning for Cassidy, as is Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Politico reported.

Landrieu is deliberately not calling on President Barack Obama, who has a 33 percent approval rating in the state, or on other outside Democrats for help.

A Human Events-Gravis Marketing poll released Nov. 17 shows her with 38 percent support against Cassidy's 59 percent. She is scheduled to hold a fundraiser featuring Stevie Wonder at the end of the month, Politico reported.

Rubio had traveled widely and did some 30 media interviews in support of Republican candidates prior to Election Day, Politico reported.

Through his political action committee, he also has channeled $760,000 for Republican Senate candidates, it said.

Rubio is readying a new book, "American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone," for publication in January, according to The Hill.

With the help of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, Rubio is also drafting a bill to replace Obamacare. His work on immigration reform has earned him demerits from some conservatives, The Hill reported.

If he doesn't run for president, he will face re-election for the Senate in 2016.

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Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will be campaigning in Louisiana for Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is favored to defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Dec. 6 runoff election, Politico reported.
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 07:58 AM
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