Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has not yet decided if he would make a presidential run in 2016. But he said, if he did decide to run, he believes he could win the next presidential election, The Associated Press reports.
Rubio, 43, spoke confidently about his chances in an interview with The Associated Press.
“I believe that if I decide to run for president, we have a path to be a very competitive candidate, and ultimately to win,” Rubio said.
“I can’t guarantee a victory. Certainly these races will be very competitive, and there’s factors outside of our control that will determine a lot of it,” he said. “But if we made the decision to run for president, I believe that we can put together the organization and raise the money necessary to win.”
If Rubio decides to enter the race, he joins a field of several high-profile Republicans expected to run including, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), Sen. Rand Paul (Kentucky) and his friend and mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.