U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination from the Freedom Tower in Miami. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Senator Marco Rubio officially launched his campaign for president on Monday (April 13) evening in Miami. The 43-year-old senator from Florida held a rally in Miami, where he drew heavily on his biography as a first generation immigrant whose parents left Cuba in the 1950s and struggled to give their children a better life in the United States. "We Americans are proud of our history. But our country has always been about the future. And before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of America. But we can't do that by going back to the ideas and leaders of the past. We must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them. That is why tonight, grounded by the lessons of our history, but inspired by the promise of our future, I announce my candidacy for president of the United States," Rubio told supporters.