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Official 2016 presidential field grows

Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The official 2016 presidential field is growing–with a flurry of announcements.

Marco Rubio ended speculation Monday and announced he too will make a run for the White House. The Republican senator of Florida made the announcement last night in Miami.

At just 43-years-old, he is the youngest contender to enter the presidential race so far. During his announcement, Rubio stressed the importance of making the nation better for the next generation. His campaign will also focus on his personal story. He’s the son of Cuban immigrants who wanted the American Dream.

“America doesn’t owe me anything. But, I have a debt to America that I must try to repay. This isn’t just a country where I was born. America is literally the place that changed my family’s history,” said Rubio.

Rubio’s announcement came the day after Hillary Clinton announced she will run for president for a second time. As you may recall she lost to President Obama in 2008.

Rubio isn’t the only republican in the race. There are two others. Just last week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made his official announcement and Texas Senator Ted Cruz was the first candidate to enter the presidential race, which he officially did the end of March.

So far, there are a total of four candidates and as we head into the coming weeks that number is expected to grow.

Some of the other people who may possibly run as well. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

This is all going to be the topic of conversation for quite some time. Election day is 573 days away to be exact.

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