Scarborough on GOP Primary: We Now Have a Two-Person Race

On Monday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough explained why he now see the 2016 Republican presidential primary battle to now be between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Scarborough was very critical of their opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who he said he didn’t see as having a “natural constituency.”

“This is one of the things about Rubio’s campaign — people are always asking, why are we so tough on Rubio’s campaign?” Scarborough said. “Mark, you and I have always said there’s not a natural constituency there. We can’t find a state where he can win. Ted Cruz — there is a natural constituency there. And I can name a lot of states that Ted Cruz can win, even if he’s only ahead in one right now. There is a chance for growth there. And unlike Marco, he is showing up in New Hampshire. He’s showing up a lot in Iowa. He’s showing up a lot all over the place. I really do think, Willie, that we now have for the first time a two-person race.”

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