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Marco Rubio launches presidential campaign by asking for Snapchat friends

Send the Florida senator a congratulatory snap.


Eric Geller


Posted on Apr 13, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 2:20 am CDT

Grown man Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Monday launched a Snapchat account that all but shouted his intention to formally launch a campaign to be the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.

Rubio is scheduled to announce on Monday at 6pm ET that he is running for president, joining a GOP field that already includes fellow Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). (He already announced his 2016 bid to top donors.) But until then, Rubio is tweeting hourly reminders of his announcement event and asking people to add him on Snapchat.

Daily Dot staff writer Marisa Kabas has added Sen. Rubio and snapped him a request for comment on his Twitter slogan, “#newamericancentury.”

We’ll of course update with any zany emoticons we receive.

Update 6:20pm CT, April 13: Rubio has officially announced his presidential candidacy.

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*First Published: Apr 13, 2015, 2:47 pm CDT