MIAMI (WSVN) — While the other candidates are hitting many of the states involved in this Super Tuesday, Marco Rubio is focusing all his campaign’s energy on Florida.
In a satellite interview with 7News, Rubio explained that his focus is all about the delegate math and the chance to win Florida’s 99 delegates. "We’ve always known it was going to come down to Florida," Rubio said. "We need to win Florida in order to win the nomination, so we intend to win Florida that’s why I’m asking everyone to come out and vote. I need you to come out and vote."
Florida is so important that Ted Cruz has opened several campaign offices in the Sunshine State, and has plans for a rally in Miami, Wednesday. "The incredible passion and energy that we are seeing from the grassroots, that’s really the basis of our support," Cruz said. "It’s why we are surging nationwide. It’s why we are winning primary after primary after primary because the conservative grassroots are coming together and unifying."
2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke about the presidential race. "If we republicans were to choose Donald Trump as our nominee, I believe that the prospects for a safe and prosperous future would be greatly diminished," he said. "I’m convinced Donald Trump would lose to Hillary Clinton."
For the GOP, the focus is squarely on Florida. "I would just say to you that the winner of the Florida primary is going to be the republican nominee, especially if it goes to Donald Trump," Rubio said. "Unfortunately, I don’t want to see that outcome."
Donald Trump will be in Jupiter Tuesday night, and Ted Cruz will be in Miami Wednesday morning.
When asked if he’d reached out to Jeb Bush for an endorsement, Rubio said he’d be happy to have it but declined to share their private conversations. Neil Bush, brother of Jeb Bush, however has signed up to work with the Cruz campaign on their national finance team.