Marco Rubio 2016 presidential campaign

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Marco Rubio for President
CampaignU.S. presidential election, 2016
CandidateMarco Rubio
U.S. Senator (2011–present)
Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives (2007–2009)
AffiliationRepublican Party
StatusAnnounced on April 13, 2015
Suspended on March 15, 2016
HeadquartersP.O. Box 558701
Miami, Florida
Key peopleTerry Sullivan (Campaign Manager)
ReceiptsUS$9,794,814 (2015-06-30[1])
SloganA New American Century

The 2016 presidential campaign of Marco Rubio, the junior United States Senator from Florida, and former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, was formally announced on April 13, 2015, at an event at the Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami.[2]

Background[change | change source]

Having been considered a potential candidate for Vice President by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, Rubio has been seen as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016 since at least the end of the 2012 election.[3] He suspended his campaign on March 15, 2016.

Announcement[change | change source]

On March 30, 2015 Rubio announced on Fox News and through social media that he would be making a "Big Announcement" on April 13 in Miami, Florida. While he did not specify whether the announcement pertained to his reelection as a United States Senator or for the Presidency, most media consensus was that Rubio would be announcing his presidential run. He made the announcement at the Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami.

Fundraising[change | change source]

Rubio raised about $1.25 million online the day after his announcement.[4] By the three-month mark of his campaign - July 13 - Rubio had raised over $12 million.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Candidate (P60006723) Summary Reports – 2016 Cycle". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. Jaffe, Alexandra; Bash, Dana (April 13, 2015) "He's in: Marco Rubio announces presidential bid", CNN. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  3. Nelson, Rebecca (April 13, 2015) "Marco Rubio Makes His Pitch as the Fresh Face of the GOP in 2016", National Journal. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  4. Rubio, off to fast fundraising start, planning aggressive Florida schedule Washington Post. April 15, 2015
  5. "Thanks to your support..." Marco Rubio. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.