Politics & Policy

Rubio Review

Even aside from winning an election, it’s been a busy week for Senator-elect Marco Rubio.

  • Rubio is in Israel. From his spokesman: “Senator-elect Rubio and his wife Jeanette will be making a private and personal visit to the Holy Land next week. There will be no official meetings or media interviews, and specific details of the trip will be kept private. Senator-elect Rubio is also working with pro-Israel supporters to make an official trip back to Israel early next year after he is sworn into office.”

    Details are scarce, but the Miami Herald reports that Rubio is meeting a billionaire backer in Israel.


  • The New York Times profiled Rubio following his victory: “The right finally had an action hero: young, dynamic, serious about policy, with a biography ready-made for inspiration.”


  • Meanwhile, the St. Petersburg Times writes that Rubio threaded the tea-party needle: “If the tea party is expecting Rubio to plant its yellow ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag in the hallowed Senate chamber, it’s in for a letdown.”


  • Rubio gave the weekly Republican address on Saturday:

  • And the Senator-elect has released a web video to thank his supporters:

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