VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio is making a stop at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Sunday night two days before Super Tuesday.
The doors opened around 5:30 p.m. and the crowd began rushing in to get a close spot.
Virginia Delegate Jason Miyares got the crowded started and then he was followed up by Congressman Scott Rigell. Former Va. Governor George Allen took the stage and then introduced Rubio shortly after 6:30 p.m.
“Today we are gonna talk about the future of America and the great country we’re gonna leave for our children and our grandchildren and generations to come,” Rubio said as he began his speech.
Senator Marco Rubio hit the stage at Virginia Beach’s Convention Center Sunday night and within minutes his campaign cross hairs aimed at GOP front runner Donald Trump
“I’m asking you for your vote,” he said. “I’m asking you to get people to vote for us because friends do not let friends vote for con jobs.”
Rubio hit the high points for conservatives in Hampton Roads.
“When I’m President of the United States, for the first time in 8 years you will have a president who will protect your 2nd Amendment Right to defend yourself and your family.”
He drew his biggest cheers when he appealed to military families who made up most of the crowd.
“So let me be abundantly clear, when I am President of the United States of America we are going to undertake a Reagan Style of the U.S. military.”
Senator Rubio’s speech wrapped up a little after 7:15 p.m.
After the speech, Senator Rubio told 10 On Your Side on Super Tuesday he hopes to have a big turnout.
“We feel good about getting a lot of delegates from Virginia,” he said after the speech. “We’re going to do as well as we can. Great enthusiasm we are really fired about being here.”
According to the latest Monmouth Poll, Rubio is polling around 27 percent in Virginia compared to Donald Trump’s 41 percent.