Rubio, Rand Paul Use Different Strokes for Tea Party Folks

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 04:37 PM

By Dan Weil

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Rand Paul
Marco Rubio, diligent insider. (AP Photo)
Freshman Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky are both leaders of the tea party movement. But they’ve adopted opposite ways of operating in Washington, with Rubio the diligent insider and Paul, the rabble rouser, Politico reports.

Both approaches are solid, says Matt Kibbe, president of tea party group FreedomWorks, which former House Majority Leader Dick Armey founded.

“The first iteration was a protest movement where we were simply banging on the castle doors trying to get someone to pay attention to our agenda,” Kibbe told Politico.

Rep. Rand Paul, Sen. Marco Rubio
Rand Paul, rabble rouser. (AP Photo)
“Then there was the get-out-the-vote machine of the November election, and now we’re in a legislative mode,” Kibbe said.

Paul’s style fits more with the first part of that agenda, and Rubio’s, with the final part.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Historians: Family Ties Both Help and Hurt Jeb Bush

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 22:50 PM

Less than a week after Jeb Bush announced that he was "seriously exploring" a bid for the Republican presidential nomina . . .

White House Hires Former Keystone Lobbyist as Senate Liaison

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 19:01 PM

The Obama administration's new point person on White House-Senate relations previously worked as a lobbyist to promote t . . .

Tea Party Stalwart Mike Lee Seen as Enemy to Some in Utah GOP

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 16:31 PM

Sen. Mike Lee infuriated Utah's Republican Party establishment in 2010 when he defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Robert Bennet . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved