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Rubio to do Pasco, Hillsborough GOP fundraising dinners

Posted Feb 8, 2013 by William March

Updated Feb 8, 2013 at 06:28 PM

A Time magazine cover dubbing him the “savior” of the Republican Party, plus the assignment to deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union Address Tuesday, have made Sen. Marco Rubio the hottest Republican rising star in Florida, maybe the nation—and the Hillsborough and Pasco County Republican parties both have him booked for keynote speeches at upcoming fundraising dinners.

Rubio will hit the Pasco Reagan Day Dinner April 30 at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. Tickets are $125 a person, with VIP packages up to $5,000; contact Bill Bunting at 727 862 1063 or the county party office at 727 863 5400 for info.

The Hillsborough party will hold its Lincoln Day fundraising dinner May 18, also with Rubio as the keynoter, county GOP chairman and state Sen. Tom Lee announced; no details on location or tickets was immediately available.