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Rubio on Second-Place Finish in Nevada

The Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio defended coming in second behind Donald J. Trump in the Nevada caucus, calling it an “unusual year” and saying the number of candidates is splitting the vote.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MARCO RUBIO SAYING:First of all I think you need to take everything that we’ve applied... to the lessons of all, every other campaign before him throw them out the window. This is a very unusual year and a very unusual process and the Nevada caucuses by the way are a-typical. I respect Nevada very much but last night that process was just different than the rest of the country. Here’s the bottom line fact. The vast overwhelming majority of Republicans do not want Donald Trump to be our nominee. And that’s evidenced by the fact that your own poll last week showed that if it came down to me and Donald Trump I beat him by almost 16 points. So what we have now is a dynamic where as long as there are four people running dividing up the non-Trump vote you’re going to get results like what you saw last night. And so the sooner we can get this race narrowed down I think the easier it’s going to be to stop Donald Trump and defeat him now that said taking him on.

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Rubio on Second-Place Finish in Nevada

By REUTERS February 24, 2016

The Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio defended coming in second behind Donald J. Trump in the Nevada caucus, calling it an “unusual year” and saying the number of candidates is splitting the vote.

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