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Marco Rubio releases new TV ad, “Because”

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The Marco Rubio for President campaign is releasing a new television ad called “Because” that will begin airing in select markets Iowa, starting today. It’s footage from a speech in which Rubio discusses one of his main themes that has branded his campaign since it officially kicked off in Miami last March — that being that this election is a generational choice.

“Before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of America,” Rubio says. “But we can’t do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past. We must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them.”

Rubio has been making that argument all year long, and if he were to become the GOP nominee in 2016, he surely would be continuing to use it in a battle vs. Hillary Clinton, where there is a 24-year age gap between them.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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