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Hecklers interrupt Rubio, at remote Florida Delegations Breakfast

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Palm Harbor, Fla.- Not even one of the RNC's most remote delegate hotels was immune from interruptions Tuesday, as hecklers shouted at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) during a morning breakfast speech.

Rubio, speaking to the RNC's Florida delegation and Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) at Innisbrook Resort, was finishing his pep rally-like remarks when a middle-aged man wearing a white button-down shirt stood up in the back corner of the ballroom.

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"Hey Rubio," the heckler shouted, stopping the Senator's speech and attracting the eyes of the crowd.  He asked Rubio a question about "representing the middle class," while one of the RPOF's invited guests shouted back, "Get a job!"

Rubio, one of the GOP's biggest stars, seemed unfazed.

"I guess he's not happy with the hotel assignment," Rubio joked of the heckler.  He also asked if he had eaten the free breakfast first.

Then, several other middle-aged men and women followed, standing up and launching criticisms at the senator.

"Pay your fair share," chanted one woman as she was escorted out of the resort.

When the dust settled, Rubio finished his final remarks and delegates made their way to their next events.

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