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Marco Rubio to speak at annual Miami-Dade GOP dinner


Don't expect the Miami-Dade Republican Party to take sides in the 2016 presidential primary. But the GOP is giving contender Marco Rubio top billing at its Lincoln Day Dinner in June.

There's no mention of the other likely candidate from Miami, Jeb Bush, on the party's invitation. Rubio will be the keynote speaker for the June 20 event, with Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera listed as a "special guest." Lopez-Cantera, a close Rubio friend, could jump into the U.S. Senate race to replace him.