Rubio asking Florida voters to help him win

Posted: 7:40 AM, Mar 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-15 03:22:14Z
Marco Rubio to hold rally at PBAU in West Palm
Marco Rubio to hold rally at PBAU in West Palm

With a smile on his face and optimism up his sleeve, Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio made a plea to his supporters in West Palm Beach Monday night.

"I need your help, I can't win without your help," said Rubio to a crowd of more than 300 supporters at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Despite the odds he's facing with Trump leading in the polls, his supporters are staying optimistic. 

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"I do feel optimistic, but i know if he doesn't do well tomorrow, he's young. The best is yet to come. He would be a great Florida Governor," said Brandon Marlow, a senior at PBAU.

Faith was a major topic or Rubio Monday night.

"A lot of people don't realize that America wasn't founded on a political principle, it was founded on a spiritual principle, it was founded on the spiritual principle, that all men created equal because we are endowed by our creator with inalienable rights to life, and to liberty and to pursuit of happiness," said Rubio.

His speech focussed on limiting government and putting the power in the people.

"We've lost our way because we've abandoned the constitution. We have a President today, with all do respect since I want to be polite, who summarily violates the constitution because he has concluded that his ideas are more important," said Rubio.

Remaining polite was a goal for Rubio, who tried not to take jabs at any other candidates, well tried.

"It is upsetting that right now the front runner in the republican party in the delegate count Donald Trump says he's not going to pick sides [crowd boos] I didn't ask you to boo, cause the press is here, I didn't ask you to boo," said Rubio. "He [Trump] says when it comes to Israel and it's enemies, he's not going to pick sides," said Rubio.

Trump may be the front runner, but Rubio is hoping he will pull voters in Florida like Shyrene Jonas who dumped Trump for Rubio.

"A nominee is going to be a president for a people all creed, all walks, it really not only shows me the hate, but it's a divider and he's [Trump] totally dividing our country," said Jonas.

Rubio's message of unification is what brought Aaron Devore to the rally. He knows what Rubio's up against, but still feels his early vote for him was not a waste.

"I think the polls are off. I think it's a lot closer. I think he's going to need a lot of support here tomorrow on election day to win," said Devore.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

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