Marco Rubio will launch presidential campaign tonight

Marco Rubio, another candidate we all knew was entering the 2016 presidential race, will officially launch his campaign tonight.

Rubio, the junior senator from Florida, will make the announcement in front of the city’s Freedom Tower, an iconic, Ellis Island-like downtown landmark where the federal government once processed Cuban immigrants fleeing the Castro regime. The site holds great personal importance for Rubio, his family and the city’s influential  Cuban-American community.

He spoke with donors this morning, and gave his view that voters can look to the GOP to be the part of the future.

“I feel uniquely qualified to not just make that argument, but to outline the policies that we need to have in order to achieve it,” Rubio told the donors, according to The Associated Press.

Portraying Clinton as a candidate of the past, Rubio, 43, talked about the opportunity awaiting the GOP as it seeks to recapture the White House after eight years out of power.

“The Republican Party, for the first time in a long time, has a chance in this election to be the party of the future,” Rubio said on the call.

We will have more after the announcement tonight.


[Washington Post] [The Hill]