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Rubio says he's not thinking about Crist decision

At a cocktail reception Wednesday night, Marco Rubio shrugged off a question about the buzz that Gov. Charlie Crist will leave the Republican Party to run for U.S. Senate as an independent.

"I just don't spend a lot of time thinking about other decisions people are going to make," Rubio told about 100 members of the Latin American Business Association, which was holding its monthly networking social at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. "I got into this race because I wanted people to vote for me."

Rubio got a warm reception. He mingled, shook hands and snapped photos with people before and after giving his 15-minute stump speech and taking three questions from the audience. No one asked about revelations that the U.S. attorney, IRS and FBI are investigating credit-card use by the Republican Party of Florida.