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Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) may have no interest in running for reelection in November, but GOP leadership doesn’t want to hear it. In a series of interviews in recent days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has ramped up the public pressure on Rubio to reconsider.

"I and my colleagues have been trying to convince Sen. Marco Rubio to run again in Florida," McConnell said in a Tuesday interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt.

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Apparently trying to reassure those worried about GOP nominee Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoners approach to politics, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is issuing a reminder that all commanders-in-chief face systemic and institutional “constraints” that will prevent "big mistakes."

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