Rubio: ‘As Soon As I Win Something, You’ll See Why I’m Going to Win’

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RENO, Nev.—Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who has finished third, fifth, and second in the three presidential nominating contests so far, says he’s clearly the mainstream favorite to win the Republican nomination, and that will become clear once he wins a contest.

“If there’s any doubt I am the one alternative to Donald Trump, wait until I win a primary or a caucus,” he said this morning in Nevada, which holds the next contest for Republicans.

Rubio says he doesn’t expect to win in Nevada, which, if true, means he’ll have won none of the four states that vote before Super Tuesday. “But “I will win something, someday, and when I do, there will be no doubt that I can win against Hillary Clinton in November,” he says.

Analysts say Rubio has a good chance of winning his home state of Florida, particularly now that Jeb Bush, the state’s former governor, is out of the race. It’s also possible Rubio will win another state or two as part of Super Tuesday, when about a dozen states hold their contests on March 1. Meanwhile, real estate mogul Donald Trump, who has won two of the first three contests and came in second in the other one, is expected to win Nevada easily and pick up additional wins in most of the Super Tuesday states.

The only other candidate to win a race so far, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who won in Iowa, is expected to fight Rubio for second in many of the Super Tuesday sates.

“There’s only one way to stop Donald Trump,” Rubio says, “and that’s to vote for the one person in the field who can actually win, and that’s me. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I am the only candidate who can win. And once I win, you’ll see that.”

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