Rubio in Miami: homecoming rally before primary

Posted at 1:47 AM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 01:48:15-04

Marco Rubio was in his home city of Miami for a homecoming rally at the West Miami Rec Center.


His final stop in Miami was after stops in Jacksonville and West Palm Beach.


Rubio's campaign bus rolled into the rally as Flo Rida's song "Welcome to My House" played on the speakers, sending a message Rubio is very confident he will be winning Florida in Tuesday's primary.

Rubio has been campaigning on the idea of bringing back the American Dream, and he said that point is very meaningful to the people in West Miami, as many came to the U.S. from other countries.


"Everywhere I go, I tell the story of this community, of the people, many of whom lost their country and their youth, and who came here in an effort to rebuild their lives. To leave their children better off than themselves. I learned that story not just through my upbringing, but I learned here in this community," Rubio said to the crowd.

"I will never be able to express enough gratitude for the support this community has given me. I can't wait tomorrow to stand before this nation and give you thanks for helping us win Florida," he said.

Rubio also said he can't wait to see the day he wins the White House and takes the Oath of Office, an image several supporters were confident will come to life.

"I think people are coming to terms with the fact that Donald Trump is not really capable of being president of the United States because of his outlandish behavior. We are going to see that Marco Rubio's going to win Florida and he's going to go on to be the President of the United States," 18-year-old Veronica Bondarenko said.
"Most importantly, of anything, is that he beat Hillary Clinton, and ultimately that's the goal of this. If you don't beat Hillary Clinton, then it doesn't matter," 18-year-old John Miceli said.

"I know that he is going to do very well Here in Florida, and I'm sure he's going to do better than what they're saying he might do," Ester Vital said.