That's the question posed by National Journal, which notes the leading pro-Cuban embargo lobby group, the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC, had donated $225,000 to 111 House and Senate candidates "across the political spectrum" as of Feb. 21 -- and "Rubio is not one of them.
"Instead," the story notes, the PAC has "thrown in its lot" with Democrat Rep. Kendrick Meek, contributing $7,500 -- "more than any other Senate candidate and as much as it gave Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Albio Sires, D-N.J., the top House recipients.
"Mauricio Claver-Carone, the director for US-Cuba Democracy PAC's Washington operations, stressed that the committee has nothing against Rubio. At a December panel discussion hosted by the committee, Rubio, (Gov. Charlie) Crist and Meek all toed the same anti-Castro line, he noted. So then why Meek?"
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