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Rubio stumps in Minden day before Nevada caucuses

Aurora Sain
asain@recordcourier.com
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio greets his supporters during a campaign stop at Minden Park in Carson Vallley on Monday afternoon.
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Ahead of the Tuesday’s caucuses, many Republican presidential hopefuls are visiting Nevada with the hope they will win the Silver State’s nomination.

Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei were present at Minden Park on Monday to welcome Sen. Marco Rubio.

“This is the guy who I think can unite this country,” Amodei said. “And who knows something about the c-word: Constitution.”

Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison was present, and urged people to get involved.

“Caucusing and voting is a serious business,” he said. “This is a man who is going to beat whoever the Democratic nominee is.”

Rubio focused on the last eight years, and said he wants to change the way that President Barack Obama has run the country.

“The damage Barack Obama has done to America is extensive,” the Florida senator said. “On my first day in office I will repeal every single one of his executive orders.”

Limiting the federal government and returning some of the 86 percent of federally owned land back to Nevada was a huge selling point to the around 400 attendees.

“There is not supposed to be a federal solution for every problem in America,” Rubio said.

He also said he wants to bring both parties together, and will work in favor of all Americans, even the ones who don’t like him.

“I will never divide you against each other on purpose,” said Rubio. “I will do everything possible to bring this country back together.”

Overall, Rubio focused on Tuesday’s caucuses and asked people to participate and give him their vote.

“We can’t afford to lose this election,” he said. “We can’t win if people don’t vote.”