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Rubio Campaign Press Release - Rubio's Last Rally Before FL Voting Began Is Pretty Much the American Dream

March 15, 2016

Marco Returns to Hometown Park for Final Rally Before Voting rubio_031516_westmiamisite

March 15, 2016

Marco returned last night to a park he played basketball in as a kid for one last rally before voting in Florida began.

It was a humble affair for a candidate with humble origins.

Rubio back home in West Miami, FL for his last rally of the day and on the eve of the FL primary

— Ines de La Cuetara (@InesdLC) March 15, 2016

Rubio, speaking in his childhood park, "This is the park where I used to dunk basketballs."

— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 15, 2016

In fact, Marco's stage was the back of a pickup truck:

Rubio, speaking into a bullhorn on the back of a pickup in West Miami, says he can't wait to go to the Oval Office.

— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) March 15, 2016

Rubio in West Miami says he "can't wait" til January to take the oath of office and become 45th president

— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) March 15, 2016

Marco reminded those gathered in this community of exiles about the danger of personality cults and mob movements:

Rubio tells Cuban community here, in Spanish: "so many of us know what happens when we put all our hope, trust in one man"

— Ines de La Cuetara (@InesdLC) March 15, 2016

He was  happy to acknowledge he's an underdog, but his hometown supporters believe he  can make it happen. From the local NBC station:

Speaking through a weak-sounding bullhorn, Rubio did not deny the daunting task ahead.

"If this community doesn't vote tomorrow in historic numbers, I'm not sure I'm going to win," Rubio told the crowd in Spanish.

The West Miami audience cheered on as Rubio talked about a White House kitchen filled with croquetas, cafecito, and a caja china to roast a pig.

"I think he can pull it off. If there's anyone that can pull it off it will be Marco Rubio," supporter Luis Valverde said.

Watch his full remarks to the warm, enthusiastic crowd:

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