Rubio and Gonzalez, who has returned to private practice, have been friends since they served together on the West Miami City Commission in the late 1990s.Todd Harris: He also gets credit for helping Ernst last year.It extends to friends and associates across Florida -- and it includes battle-tested operatives who’ve worked at all levels of Republican politics.Some have long histories with Rubio, dating back to his days in state government.A consultant on Rubio’s 2010 Senate campaign, he also worked for Bush, but is best remembered as a top adviser to Sen.John Mc Cain’s 2008 GOP presidential bid and to the campaigns of former California Gov. Of those in Rubio’s orbit, Harris is also arguably the most prolific talking head after years of frequent appearances on cable news programs.
Terry Sullivan: A South Carolina native, he is executive director of Rubio’s PAC, Reclaim America, and is expected to lead the campaign.
Many are from South Carolina, a critical early state in the GOP primary race.
Family: Jeanette Rubio: The former Jeanette Dousdebes, she’s Colombian-American and is a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader.
In Florida, Martinez was the communications director for the Florida House Republicans when Rubio was House speaker.
Then, he was a senior adviser on Rubio’s 2010 campaign Senate campaign.
He’s the founder and president of North Star Opinion Research and also partnered with former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie to establish Resurgent Republic, a right-leaning nonprofit research and polling group.