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Marco Rubio won't affirm Obama's citizenship

In a two-day swing by U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio through the Panhandle, the most conservative part of Florida, perhaps it was inevitable that the question would come up. At a Republican club meeting last night in Miramar Beach, a young man asked Rubio whether he thought President Barack Obama has a valid American birth certificate.

"I don't know the answer to that,'' Rubio said. "He's been sworn in already...If someone had evidence they should have presented it a long time ago."

He added that he didn't want to "diminish" people who question Obama's citizenship but that there were much more important issues to focus on.

Pressed after the meeting about whether he has any doubts about Obama's citizenship, Rubio would only say,"I have not seen anything that says he was not born in the U.S."

Click here to read what PolitiFact said on the subject.