Rubio: Election a ‘referendum on America and its identity’
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THE VILLAGES —

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio made a campaign stop in Central Florida Sunday afternoon, trying to garner support ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

After Rubio’s appearance, supporters at the rally said Rubio seems to be the only one that will be able to bring the country together.

“I think he would be a good representative and a strong voice,” said Pam Cunningham, one of Rubio’s supporters at the event.

Wearing her “I voted” sticker, Cunningham spoke to Rubio’s ability to handle the many problems the next president will be asked to tackle.

“The Medicare, the health care we need done,” said Cunningham, “things for senior citizens and really the international presence around the world.”

While on stage, Rubio reminded supporters that the stakes in the election as a whole, not just in choosing a Republican nominee, could not be higher.

“This election is a referendum on America and its identity,” said Rubio. “It’s a referendum on our identity as a nation and as a people. I think we need to go one step further. I think this election is a referendum of what it means to be a conservative.”

By Brittany Jones
News 13 Orlando

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