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Unions attack Marco Rubio's education record
The TV ad by liberal groups says "Rubio voted to slash school funding by billions of dollars and would eliminate the Department of Education."
Rubio, along with nearly all of his Republican Senate colleagues, voted for legislation in 2011 that would have cut about $57 billion in spending. The ad omits that this was across-the-board spending that didn’t solely target education, and it failed to pass.
While a presidential candidate in 2015, Rubio did advocate eliminating the U.S. Education Department. The ad omits that he said he would move worthwhile programs to other agencies.
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