Election 2016

Marco Rubio Campaigns On Limiting The Federal Government While In Houston

The Republican presidential candidate vows to rebuild the U.S. military and defend the Second Amendment.

Florida Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio held a campaign rally in the south section of Houston less than a week before the Super Tuesday primary elections, which will include Texas.
Florida Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio held a campaign rally in the south section of Houston less than a week before the Super Tuesday primary elections, which will include Texas.

Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio held a rally in Houston this Wednesday, less than a week before the Super Tuesday primary elections, which will include Texas.

Houston Public Media's Coverage of Election 2016

Houston Public Media's Coverage of Election 2016

During a speech he delivered at an almost full ball room in a hotel located near Hobby Airport, Senator Rubio emphasized he wants to limit the power of the federal government and promote free enterprise because it’s the foundation of the American way of life.

After finishing in second place in the Nevada caucuses, Rubio also told the audience he will rebuild the United States military and defend the Second Amendment.

The senator from Florida also brought up the elect-ability factor and categorized the upcoming presidential election as one of the most crucial in the history of the country.

“I hope I can convince you that 2016 is no normal election. It is truly a referendum on both our identity as a movement, and as a people and as a nation,” he told the audience.

Rubio also made a specific reference to Texas.

“We’ve gotta fully utilize all of our energy resources. God has blessed America, and especially Texas, with a lot of oil and gas. We are gonna fully utilize it,” Rubio said. The audience responded with an applause.

In the final part of his speech, Rubio alluded to the elect-ability factor.

“We don’t just have to nominate someone you like. You gotta nominate someone that can win. That’s important cause if we lose, it’s catastrophic,” he told his supporters.

Janet Scheffield, a retired teacher from Houston who attended the rally, says she will vote for Rubio because of the elect-ability factor.

“He’s pretty common sense. That’s what we like about him. And we think he can beat Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders.”

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