Newt hires Rubio’s campaign manager

I didn’t have time to post this yesterday:

Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich has hired U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s former campaign chief be his Florida director.

Jose Mallea, who has ties to former Gov. Jeb Bush’s political machine as well as Miami City Hall, brings Gingrich’s campaign a wealth of connections to Florida Republicans and Miami-Dade’s Hispanic community.

Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have already enthusiastically endorsed Mitt Romney though judging by the latest Florida polls those endorsements have helped him as he’s trailing by double digits.

This hiring of Mallea bodes well for Gingrich. Although Rubio says he’s not endorsing anyone there is a Gingrich-Rubio link as Gingrich “helped the former Florida House Speaker publish his 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future.”

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1 thought on “Newt hires Rubio’s campaign manager”

  1. Somebody get to Gingrich and tell him why we should not lift the embargo or increase travel with Cuba. Maybe if he understands that the Cuban community in Florida will support the candidate who is the strongest about starving out the Castros…. Will he learn from this new campaign manager?

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