The tea party movement played a large role in the election of Marco Rubio to Florida’s open senate seat last November. But when the Senate’s tea party caucus meets for the first time Thursday, Rubio doesn't plan to be there, The Miami Herald reports
The meeting isn’t on Rubio's schedule, at least for now, says his spokesman Alex Burgos, who adds that his boss hasn’t decided yet whether to join any caucuses.
``He's proud of his relationship with the tea party movement,'' Burgos says. ``He shares with the movement a commitment to tackling debt, defending the free enterprise system and restoring our limited government tradition. It's the same case with other causes that have been brought to our attention, he hasn't made any decision one way or the other.”
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