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Rubio steps away from immigration reform

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Rubio has taken a hit in the polls, and his aspirations to run for president in 2016 may be in danger because of his outspoken support for the controversial Senate immigration bill.

Rubio was crucial to convincing Republican senators to vote for the bill, but he does not want to take part in building pressure on House lawmakers to act after receiving a stinging backlash from conservatives.

Unlike other members of the Gang of Eight, Rubio has not held special events to tout the Senate immigration bill.

Instead, he has focused on building grassroots support for an aggressive plan to threaten a government shutdown unless the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare, is defunded.

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