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Billionaire will donate $10 million if Rubio runs for White House

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A Miami billionaire has pledged up to $10 million to a super-PAC supporting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) if he decides to run for president, according to The Washington Post

{mosads}Norman Braman, the former owner of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, told the paper he “will give substantially” if a pro-Rubio super-PAC is created for a presidential bid. While he didn’t get into specifics, sources told the paper Braman would give up to $10 million. 
 
“I don’t pay any attention to that other distinguished Floridian,” Braman told the paper. “I respect Jeb Bush, but I think we need someone who represents the next generation.”
 
Rubio hasn’t been shy about his flirtation with a presidential bid, but he’s been dogged by questions as to whether the field can handle bids by both Rubio and Bush, a former Florida governor. 
 
Braman dismissed those worries and intimated to the Post that he’s not the only wealthy backer that would rush to Rubio’s support.
 
“There are a number of people in a similar financial position that have indicated strongly that they will be supportive,” he said.
 
Braman is worth $1.9 billion, having made his money largely with the Eagles and as an auto dealer, according to Forbes magazine
 
The big-money push is a starkly different strategy than that of Bush, who recently told donors not to give more than $1 million in the first fundraising quarter in order to avoid a perception that he’s being propped up by 1-percenters.
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