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Topic - Ralph E. Reed , Jr.
Fresh off a bruising immigration bill fight that cost him support among some on the Republican right, Sen. Marco Rubio is refocusing on bread-and-butter issues that play better with the GOP base: defunding President Obama's health law, promoting pro-life policies and attacking the United Nations.
He added, "Immigration is a difficult issue on which many conservatives of good will disagree. Reagan favored amnesty and signed a bill in 1986 that was much more liberal than the Gang of Eight legislation, but conservatives did not disown him as a result. I don't think they will disown Marco Rubio, either."
"I don't think it's necessary for him to strain any pander muscles to maintain his friendship with conservatives," Mr Reed said. "He just needs to be himself and take the strong stands on issues he has throughout his career and he'll be fine."