In recent weeks, candidates such as Kentucky Sen.
Marco Rubio will visit Indian Land Thursday at Sun City Carolina Lakes.
Gioia said he switched his allegiance to Rubio in the spring after hearing the Florida senator speak.
“I wish we could do more”, Rubio continued, noting Republicans don’t have a filibuster-proof majority of 60 votes in the Senate.
Speaking to a small crowd outside an auto body shop in a town of roughly 1,200, Rubio focused largely on his message of ushering in a new era of prosperity.
Rubio says America is already a great country that can be made greater with forward-thinking policies on education and the economy.
“You know, it might make a good stump speech for him to say he’s ‘taking on the president, ‘ but that is not helping everyday Floridians who want their day in court and deserve it”, he says.
Obama’s presidency hasn’t been a failure because he hadn’t been a senator long enough, Rubio said – it’s because “his ideas don’t work”.
Trump’s rhetoric on immigration in particular has some Republicans anxious about the party’s ability to attract support from Hispanic voters, pivotal in the general election.
Trump also re-ignited the now well-known Kelly feud with a series of seemingly unprompted tweets during “The Kelly File” Monday evening, the Fox News anchor’s first show after a pre-planned vacation and since Trump’s comments about “blood coming out of her wherever” after the first Republican debate in Cleveland.
Both of them spoke with Rubio about his current position behind real-estate mogul Donald Trump in the GOP polls.