Friday fact-check: Where did Marco Rubio stand on the shutdown?

10/25/2013 | (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been distancing himself from the conservatives who orchestrated the government shutdown, but he overstated his position when he claimed that he "never was in favor of shutting down the government," writes Louis Jacobson. The senator repeatedly said that he supported the attempt to roll back the Affordable Care Act by threatening a shutdown, Jacobson writes.

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