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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:38 AM

Threat against Sen. Marco Rubio under investigation, his office says

By Marc Caputo
mcaputo@MiamiHerald.com

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is the target of a threat deemed credible enough to merit police protection in Washington, D.C., and at his home in West Miami, his office said late Tuesday.

The freshman senator rocketed to national political stardom in recent weeks as he jumped to the top of the shortlist of potential running mates for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. From CNN to The Daily Show, Rubio has become a staple of cable-news chatter about whether Romney will offer him the spot — and whether he would take it.

But the fame has made him not just a magnet for support and criticism, but now the target of a threat.

Rubio’s office said no additional information about the threat would be released for now. The U.S. Capitol Police and the West Miami Police Department are providing security and investigating.

Neither agency could be reached for an official comment.

A police cruiser was parked in front of Rubio’s West Miami home Tuesday night. The senator was not home; he is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy speech Wednesday at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

If Rubio became Romney’s running mate, he would receive around-the-clock protection from the U.S. Secret Service.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/24/2766391/threat-against-rubio-under-investigation.html#storylink=cpy

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mfcorey1 Apr 2012 OP
gateley Apr 2012 #1
mfcorey1 Apr 2012 #2
gateley Apr 2012 #5
Horse with no Name Apr 2012 #3
LeftofObama Apr 2012 #6
MADem Apr 2012 #4
malaise Apr 2012 #7

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:41 AM

1. Whoa -- I read this as Sen. Marco Rubio under investigation!

My heart leapt!

WHY do people make these threats! It's stupid and causes a lot of stress on the person receiving it. I even hate to see Mark Rubio the beneficiary of one. They always get caught, too.

Cheney's used to it, though -- doesn't bother him a bit.

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:45 AM

2. By early morning, they will be blaming a rogue democrat. nt

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:19 AM

5. You mean they haven't already? And what's with the "rogue" -- they'll

intimate s/he is a mainstream Dem.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:46 AM

3. I'm guessing that one of the TP'ers are running amock

or it is a ginned up threat.

I can't think of one time a Progressive has ever threatened anyone...although those fuckers on the other side want you to think that it is commonplace.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:42 AM

6. I agree, a ginned up threat!

People who aren't politically aware have probably never even heard of Rubio especially if they don't live in Florida.

What better way to get his name out there and on people's lips?

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:56 AM

4. What idiot does that kind of thing? I just don't get it.

I think he should be threatened with the LOSS of his JOB, but beyond that...good grief.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:46 AM

7. From whom - RMoney? n/t

sp

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