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Marco and Fred together at last

House Speaker Marco Rubio, who was rumored to be on the verge of endorsing GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson at this month's GOP convention in Orlando, will get another chance to say what he thinks about Thompson in November.

Rubio is on the host committee of the Nov. 16 Florida Family Policy Council gala dinner that will be held at the Westin Dipomat in Hollywood. The keynote speaker for the event is Thompson, the former U.S. senator and TV actor. Another member of the host committee is U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam, who has already endorsed Thompson.

Could this be the long-awaited chance for a Rubio endorsement? Word is that Al Cardenas, a Mitt Romney supporter who helped guide Rubio's career, has worked behind the scenes to keep the West Miami legislator from endorsing Thompson

Those who want to sit at the Thompson table at the gala dinner have to pony up $10,000, while a $5,000 check to the council will net participants a table with either a state senator or U.S. Congressman, and $2,500 will entitle a donor a table with a legislator. Here's a copy of the invitation: Download family_policy_council_gala.pdf