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Heritage Foundation staffer joins Marco Rubio's office



Sen. Marco Rubio has hired a second high-level staffer with Heritage Action, a conservative political organization that once battled with the Florida Republican on issues like immigration and disaster relief. 

Dan Holler, a founding staffer for Heritage Action, will join Rubio's office as deputy chief of staff, focusing on communications and outreach. Holler's move was first reported by Roll Call. 

Holler will reunite with Mike Needham, his former boss at Heritage, who was recently hired as Rubio's chief of staff.

“Dan’s one of the most talented people in Washington and we are excited to have him join Senator Rubio’s office,” Needham said in an emailed statement to Roll Call. “His collaborative style, substantive expertise and strategic leadership will be critical to the work Senator Rubio is doing.”

Rubio has a 77 percent rating from Heritage Action, and most of his differences with the organization in recent months are on votes that deal with federal spending.