Rubio to visit New Hampshire as he weighs 2016 run

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is returning to the presidential campaign circuit and beefing up a political organization that could lay the groundwork for a White House bid.

The Florida Republican will visit New Hampshire on Friday, his first appearance in an early voting state in more than a year. He is set to headline a pair of fundraisers in Republican-rich counties and meet with top officials.

Rubio has also reshuffled his staff and directed his political resources to three key Senate races this year, including a GOP primary in Iowa.

The moves are part of an effort to strengthen his standing in a potentially crowded 2016 presidential field after a year in which he saw his popularity slip because he backed an immigration overhaul.

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