Marco Rubio Has Suspended His Presidential Campaign

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Marco Rubio Suspends Campaign

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio has suspended his presidential campaign tonight after coming in distant second in the Florida primary to Donald Trump. Rubio had appeared to gain momentum when he placed third in Iowa, but he never gained much traction after that, winning only the Minnesota and Washington, D.C. caucuses and the Puerto Rico primary.

Rubio had hoped to pick up a victory in his home state.

While he discouraged his supporters from booing when he congratulated Trump for his victory, he did not refrain from taking a few shots at the Republican front runner. In fact, he said that a heckler wouldn’t “get beat up at our event.” Later in his speech, Rubio mentioned that he didn’t inherit any money from his parents, which is a clear reference to Trump’s upbringing.

Rubio thanked his supporters and expressed that the Republican Party desperately needed to unite. He concluded his speech with an anecdote about his parents and how hard they worked as a bartender and maid in order to provide for his family. He said, “And in this country, on this day, my mother, who is now 85-years-old, was able to cast a ballot for her son to be the president of the United States of America.”

You can watch his thank you speech to his supporters below.

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