Marco Rubio is pushed to limelight by expectant conservatives

Vince Coglianese Contributor
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For many Tea Party conservatives, Hispanics, and young Americans frustrated with the national debt that baby boomers have saddled on their future, Marco Rubio’s victory in the Florida Senate race gave them an extra reason to celebrate.

The right finally had an action hero: young, dynamic, serious about policy, with a biography ready-made for inspiration.

“He’s our Cuban Barack Obama,” said Alex Lacayo, 36, a campaign volunteer at the Rubio victory party on Tuesday night who could not stop giving hugs to strangers. “He gives us hope.”

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