by Nate Wooley | February 20, 2013 9:01 am
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is turning water into campaign cash.
Reclaim America — Rubio’s political action committee — has capitalized on the Senator’s awkward water break during his nationally televised response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, reports Time magazine. After the water break attracted criticism in the media, the PAC started giving away water bottles with Rubio’s name on them in return for donations.
The effort has paid off. In the last week, the PAC has moved more than 4,000 bottles and taken in $119,200 in donations. The bottles are available for a minimum donation of $25. The PAC is marketing the bottles with the slogan, “Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you…he hydrates you too.”
Rubio quickly realized his water break was a distraction from his speech — after he was done, he tweeted a picture of the bottle.
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