Well, that makes four.
Today the Republican Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio joined the ranks of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Hillary Clinton by announcing that he would seek his party’s nomination for the presidency in 2016. This makes him the third Republican to throw his hat in the ring with undoubtedly more to come.
Rubio is not considered a frontrunner by any means though. In fact, his CPAC conference attendance was much lower this year compared to last year and he is still trying to recover his political footing after his failed attempt to promote an immigration deal in the senate.
This, of course, doesn’t mean there aren’t a few conservatives getting hyped up about Rubio’s announcement though. A few tweeters cheered Rubio’s announcement including the aforementioned candidate, Ted Cruz:
Cruz also cited the fact that both he and Rubio were “sons of immigrants who escaped Cuba to build a better life in the United States” and agreed that they share “a deep appreciation and understanding of what it means to work hard and achieve the American Dream.”