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Monday, December 10, 2018

Republicans swoon when they think of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, whom many view as a likely vice presidential candidate because of his geographic base in a swing state, his Tea Party credentials, close ties to frontrunner Mitt Romney’s camp, and perhaps most important, a Latino background with an inspiring story. Except revelations he embellished or just made up parts of his past may have hurt his chances at getting the nod:

But Rubio’s role in recent controversies, including a dispute with the country’s biggest Spanish-language television network and new revelations that he had mischaracterized his family’s immigrant story, shows that any GOP bet on his national appeal could be risky.