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At a campaign event on Sunday, a man stood up in the middle of Marco Rubio’s stump speech to make an announcement: “Marco Rubio is trying to steal my girlfriend.”

“They met in New Hampshire, and she doesn’t look at me the same way anymore,” he continued, before being escorted out. Rubio joked, “I didn’t even win New Hampshire!”

Reporters present speculated on Twitter that the man was an actor, as he appeared to have an accomplice. A number of rumors have made the rounds among the chattering classes in recent years regarding the senator’s purported infidelities.

“We don’t beat up our hecklers at our events,” Rubio said. “So.”

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