Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio continued his attempts to woo his own party on immigration reform tonight, telling 200 GOP activists at a fundraising dinner that failing to pass bipartisan legislation would amount to “de facto amnesty” for people in the country illegally.
Rubio was warmly received at the St. Lucie County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner, although about two dozen protesters outside accused him of supporting amnesty in the legislation that he and other senators in a bipartisan “Gang of Eight” have drafted.
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