Марко Рубио влиза в кампанията за Белия дом през 2016

Florida State Senator Marco Rubio became the youngest Republican candidate to enter the 2016 US presidential race, after announcing his bid at the Freedom Tower in Miami, Monday. The 43-year-old senator broke the news to his supporters by saying that "we must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them", before announcing that "that is why tonight, grounded by the lessons of our history but inspired by the promised of our future, I announce my candidacy for president of the United States". During his speech Rubio commented on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's bid, stating that "a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday. Yesterday is over". Rubio suggested that appealing to the past will not work because the USA has "always been about the future and before us now is the opportunity to offer the greatest chapter yet". Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky preceded Rubio in announcing their candidacies, making the Florida senator the third major Republican contender to announce his presidential bid. It has been predicted that the Republican field could grow to as many as 20 or more candidates, whilst the Democrats are expected to exclusively back Senator Hillary Clinton.

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