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Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at Boise rally

Posted at 10:36 PM, Mar 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 14:27:11-05

2,500 people came out to rally for Sen. Marco Rubio in Boise Sunday night.

It was a good sign for the candidate who badly needs a win in Idaho to jump start his campaign.

The crowd listened as Sen. Rubio outlined his vision for limited government and strong national defense.

Sen. Rubio started his speech telling his own story as the son of immigrants. He used his own life as an example of the power of the American dream. 

Then he turned his attention to one of his Democratic challengers.

"If the next President of the United States is Hillary Clinton the policies that have put the American dream in trouble will continue in place.  Why was it even possible to begin with?  The American dream was possible because this nation was founded on a spiritual principle, not a political one,” Sen. Rubio said.

He then went on to talk about securing the Republican nomination.

“We cannot win if we nominate someone who a third of our party rejects.  We can't win if we nominate someone over half of our party rejects.  We need someone who can unite our party and you give me this nomination and I will unite the Republican Party so we can win in November."

Sen. Rubio wrapped up his speech with a call to action for people to get out and vote.

This was the third trip to Idaho for Rubio, the most of any presidential candidate.

Sen. Rubio, or any other candidate will have to get 20 percent of the vote during Tuesday’s Idaho Republican Presidential Primary to get a chunk of Idaho's delegates.