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02/14/2013 03:40 pm ET

Marco Rubio Water Bottle Quenches Media Thirst

Supporters of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) can now purchase a signature water bottle -- one that's probably more eco-friendly than the Poland Spring container he was sipping from on Tuesday night during his State of the Union GOP rebuttal speech.

Reclaim America, Rubio's political action committee, began selling a reusable "Rubio" water bottle after the Florida senator's awkward moment of thirst, CBS News reports.

"If you donate $25 or more today, we’ll send you a Marco Rubio water bottle. Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you…he hydrates you too," the PAC's website claims.

Two thousand water bottles have been sold since Reclaim America sent an email announcing the new item on Wednesday night, according to CNN.

The official fundraising solicitation sent out by Reclaim America told supporters that the liberal media was taking out their attacks on the GOP's message by picking on Rubio for his awkward incident.

"The liberals and the pundits flocking to Twitter and blanketing MSNBC can't stop talking about what it means that Marco stopped and took a drink of water in the middle of his speech," the solicitation said. "Why would they be so focused on a man reaching for water instead of on what he said?

Rubio's water break went viral even before his speech ended Tuesday night. It spurred discussion, GIFs and tweets that commented on everything from Rubio's lunge to the water bottle itself.

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