04/10/2012 09:42 am ET

Marco Rubio's David Rivera Friendship Could Prove Problematic

Sen. Marco Rubio has every excuse to stay away from his old South Florida friend Rep. David Rivera.

Rivera is facing state and federal inquiries stemming from his conduct in the Florida Legislature, while Rubio is seeking to project a squeaky-clean image as he faces national scrutiny and tops the prospective GOP vice presidential list.

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