When Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at aof the es lunch at the County Convention Center next week, event organizers have agreed with Rubio’s request that the Senator’s prepared remarks be closed to the press.
But the traditional question-and-answer session withaudience members immediately after the will be open to the media.
“He was glad to speak to this group, but didn’t want to make the remarks public,” Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said.
In the last 20 years,Executive Director Gayle Pallesen said, the only other time the club has agreed to bar the media a was for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito this year. Alito ended up cancelling because of a family emergency.