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Rubio tells Iowa voters he will unite conservatives

Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:16

As Iowans prepare to caucus, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio tells would-be supporters that he will bring the party together. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Hours before Iowa's caucuses begin, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio makes his final push to voters in Cedar Falls. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MARCO RUBIO, SAYING: "No one running for president can bring the conservative movement and the Republican Party together faster or better than I can." The Florida senator is currently running third place in the polls at 15 percent.... Behind billionaire businessman Donald Trump at 28 percent and Texas Senator Ted Cruz at 23 percent... That's according to polling by the influential Des Moines Register and Bloomberg News. Local resident Gary Wenzel says Rubio can count on his support. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CEDAR FALLS RESIDENT, GARY WENZEL, SAYING: "I don't want an entertainer. I don't want somebody that can't get along. I want somebody that understands the constitution, is a conservative. And I think Rubio is the guy and that's why I'm supporting him." But not everyone here is convinced. Amy Russell says she's been supporting Carly Fiorina...though Rubio's recent debate performances are making her reconsider. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WAVERLY, IOWA RESIDENT AMY RUSSELL, SAYING: "I just want to see him one more time. You know the expression we have 'measure twice count once.' I'm just double checking one more time before I change my vote." Now, Rubio hopes those giving their word of support...will also show up to caucus on Monday.

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Rubio tells Iowa voters he will unite conservatives

Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:16