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Rubio: I Am the ‘Best Chance’ for Our Party to Beat Hillary Clinton

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Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” after his third-place showing in the Iowa caucus last night, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he gave the GOP “the best chance to beat Hillary Clinton.”

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When asked if his rival Donald Trump not showing up to the last debate before the caucus helped him come in a close third place Rubio said, “Well, we’ll know — I mean, in hindsight we’ll see exactly how much. I didn’t have a lot of voters mention that to me, but I certainly think that could have been a factor. People in Iowa and in New Hampshire take this very seriously. I mean, one of the things that’s missed at the national level is how seriously voters in these states take their responsibility. That’s true here in New Hampshire. They take very seriously the responsibility to vet these candidates and make their decision. That’s why we always felt so good about it. We know that at the end, when the hype is gone and all the other factors are gone and it comes down to a voter who’s done this before, looking at the candidates and making a decision, we’re always confident that we’re going to do well in this setting. Because we’re going — I give our party the best chance to beat Hillary Clinton. If I’m our nominee we win. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats know that too. That’s why they attack me more than any other Republican.”

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