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Rubio shrugs off not so favorable polls

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 00:47

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida says recent polls that suggest he's not a Republican favorite in the race for the presidency aren't important to him and he's still strongly considering a 2016 White House bid. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Senator Marco Rubio of Florida says recent polls that suggest he's not a Republican favorite in the race for the presidency aren't important to him and he's still strongly considering a 2016 White House bid. Appearing on CBS' Face the Nation, Rubio said, "If I decide to run for president and I'm very seriously thinking about it because of where our country is today, I'm gonna go out and run a campaign where I'm going to explain to people, not only do I understand the national security threats that we face, but that I believe we need to turn the page and fully embrace all the opportunities and confront the challenges of a new century." The 2016 Republican field is turning out to be a highly competitive one. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said he is exploring a run, and Romney recently told donors he was still eyeing another bid. Other potential contenders include Governors Rick Perry of Texas, John Kasich of Ohio and Chris Christie of New Jersey.

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Rubio shrugs off not so favorable polls

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 00:47