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Rubio goes anti-’47 percent’

The day after the person who surreptitiously recorded video of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments came forward, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday sought to cast himself as strongly opposed to the sentiment Romney expressed in that video.

While in the video Romney suggested nearly half of the country was reliant on government services, Rubio argued that that's not the case.

"Our people have not changed," Rubio said during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington. "The vast majority of the American people are hard-working taxpayers who take responsibility for their families, go to work every day, they pay their mortgage on time, they volunteer in their community. This is where the vast majority of the American people are.

"What's changed is the world around us."