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October 1, 2014

Jesse Kelly’s Early Valentine to Marco Rubio

In the “where are they now?” column of former House candidates, Tuesday night’s answer for Republican Jesse Kelly is in front of a television.

Per his Twitter account, he could not be more pumped that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will deliver the Republican response in both English and Spanish.

“Tonight we win back all Hispanics because Rubio speaks spanish [sic] too!” he tweeted at 10:46 a.m.

“To broaden the Republican voter base, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be doing the GOP response in English and Pig Latin. airfay areshay,” he tweeted at 4:44 p.m.

“Totally set for the night. I’ve got blood-pressure pills ready for Obama’s speech and Rosetta Stone software ready for Rubio’s response,” he tweeted at 7:13 p.m.

Kelly ran twice for the tossup Tucson, Ariz.-based district. He narrowly lost first to now-former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, in 2010 and then once again to Rep. Ron Barber, also a Democrat, in the 2012 special election to replace Giffords.

Kelly now lives in Washington and works for Citizens United.

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  • beeker25@bellsouth.net

    “Tonight we win back all Hispanics because Rubio speaks spanish [sic] too!” he tweeted at 10:46 a.m.

    Speaking spanish will not help the GOP because, so far, they have basically remold the old brand which remains the same.

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