Denying that the inclusion of GOProud, a gay Republican group, has anything to do with his decision, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has announced that he won't be attending this year's CPAC conference:
The newly-elected lawmaker will be focused on his Senate duties that week then "return to Florida for a working weekend capped off by the Pinellas County Lincoln Day Dinner," on Feb. 12, spokesman Alex Burgos told the Buzz.
Oh, sure. Because everyone knows that a Senator can't take an hour out of his busy schedule to zip four miles down the road for a chance to get in front of a room full of supporters and cameras.
What's really funny is how rapidly the CPAC website's banner is changing. Follow the link to check out how the faces are disappearing . . . one by one.