Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio promises voters to bring together the Republican party ''faster than anyone else in this race''. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican White House hopeful Marco Rubio pitched himself on Sunday as the only GOP candidate who could unite the party and expand its voter base. "I will bring this party together faster than anyone else in this race," Rubio told supporters at a rally in Franklin, Tennessee. "And it's not just enough to come together. We have to grow this party, which means we have to take our message that don't vote for us now." Rubio is currently being considered by many political strategists as the best positioned to challenge frontrunner Donald Trump, a billionaire political outsider, and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who has campaigned on an anti-Washington message. Within minutes of Jeb Bush dropping out of the presidential race Saturday night, some Bush donors were preparing to throw their financial support behind the Florida senator, even though he has yet to win a nominating contest. The likelihood that some of Bush's deep-pocketed donors will back Rubio comes at an opportune time for his candidacy, as he heads into a series of contests in March that will be crucial for building momentum.