11/05/2012 10:23 am ET

Marco Rubio, Chris Christie Could Clash In Future Election Runs

Political careers tend to rise as others fall, even within the same political party.

Two-and-a-half years ago, Marco Rubio forced one of the most popular Republican figures in the country, Charlie Crist, out of a Senate primary race and then out of the GOP. Crist, who was completing a term as Florida governor, fled the party and ran as an independent for the U.S. Senate seat he and the popular Rubio were seeking, a seat his young competitor won. In the two years since, the Cuban-American has emerged as one of the biggest stars in his party -- at the tender age of 41.

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