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Marco momentum in South Carolina

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Rubio Intern Taylor Klauza is confident South Carolina is Rubio's country. Rubio Intern Taylor Klauza is confident South Carolina is Rubio's country.
Midlands Tech Professor Shickre Sabbagha says momentum is key for Rubio. Midlands Tech Professor Shickre Sabbagha says momentum is key for Rubio.

By Avery Bofinger

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had a strong third place finish in the Iowa Caucus, behind Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Rubio is now soaring in the polls, second place in New Hampshire polls.

Rubio has no doubt that this success will continue until November.

"That's why I think, ultimately, I'll be our nominee," Marco said.

Now Rubio will move onto the South Carolina Republican primary. Rubio's campaign headquarters in Columbia has been calling voters, hopeful that his poll numbers will catch fire in the state later this month.

Rubio intern and South Carolina student Taylor Klauza says the campaign's goal is to make sure Republicans hear Marco Rubio's name as much as possible.

"Our goal right now is just to reach as many people as we can...just repetitively making it as redundant as possible like Marco Rubio, Marco Rubio," Klauza said.

South Carolina Republican primary has only failed to accurately predict the presidential nominee once since 1980. Midlands Tech professor Shickre Sabbagha believes that if Rubio wants to win South Carolina he is going to have to have strong momentum from Iowa and New Hampshire.

"Going to be crucial for the Rubio campaign, building on momentum from Iowa and New Hampshire...campaigns are looking at what kind of momentum they can get," Shickre Sabbagha said.

Rubio's Columbia office is confident that this "Marco momentum" is going to carry onto South Carolina.

"Like all our signs say...We're Rubio's country...so I think he's going to do pretty well here, even better than in Iowa," Klauza said.

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