Marco Rubio is leading the cheers for Boehner's resignation — and that's probably a smart move

Marco Rubio
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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has recently shown signs of traction in the 2016 GOP primary race. He's inching up the polls, taking confident swings at front-runner Donald Trump, and generally enjoying a boost from the sudden departure of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. And with the surprise news on Friday morning that Speaker John Boehner is stepping down, Rubio quickly positioned himself to take advantage, telling a cheering crowd at the conservative Values Voter summit in Washington, D.C., that "the time has come to turn the page."

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