Will the GOP Get Behind Marco Rubio's Immigration Evolution?

The change in position that may have saved Marco Rubio’s candidacy.

on May 13, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

At one point, Florida Senator Marco Rubio seemed to make immigration reform part of his political resume. He was as a core member of the so-called bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” who passed comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate. But he apparently hadn’t gauged the issue’s radioactivity with the GOP base. Rubio is now a member of the no-amnesty, no-nothing wing of the party—and he’s a viable candidate.

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