Special thanks to William March of the Tampa Tribune, who includes dialogue in his blog post between Marco Rubio and 970 WFLA's Jack Harris Monday morning, when the GOP Senate candidate was asked his thoughts about supporting the number one issue dominating state politics today, Senate Bill 6, better known as the teacher tenure bill.
When Harris first asked Rubio if he would sign or veto the bill, he said, I have always supported merit pay for teachers. My understanding is there are a handful of things teachers object to and that legislative leaders are going to fix before the end of the session.
He also said that he hasnt been in Tallahassee, and that the bill isnt identical to merit pay bills he studied carefully when he was House speaker.
Asked again, he responded, If this bills got some things in it that are wrong, they should fix them, and they still have time to do it theres three weeks left in the session.
Asked a third time, he said, Again, I told you, I havent reviewed the bill in detail.