Rubio Takes Responsibility for Poor New Hampshire Finish

Rand Paul’s campaign manager is joining his team.

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Adam Wollner
Feb. 10, 2016, 9:02 a.m.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), “who had tried to seize the role of consensus favorite after his … third-place finish in Iowa, was knocked back to fifth place in New Hampshire, following a disastrous performance in a widely watched debate here Saturday night. He acknowledged the results hurt: ‘Our disappointment is not on you. It’s on me,’ he said. ‘I did not do well on Saturday night. It will never happen again.’ … Rubio’s camp tried to turn attention to the next GOP primary: Feb. 20 in more conservative, more religious South Carolina, where top members of the campaign have had extensive experience. But so has the Bush political machine, which has blanketed the state with television ads and soon plans to send former President George W. Bush to stump for his younger brother.” (Miami Herald

ON BOARD. Chip Englander, who managed Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) presidential campaign, is joining Rubio’s campaign as a senior adviser responsible for the Midwest. He will be based in Chicago. (Wall Street Journal)

COMMERCIAL BREAK. NARAL Pro-Choice America is launching a new ad on national cable TV attacking Rubio’s position on abortion. (release)

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