On the same day that Democrat Hillary Clinton announced her renewed run for the presidency, ABC NEWS ANNOUNCED AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF SENATOR MARCO RUBIO BY GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
The expectation of Rubio’s announcement is based on a combination of tips, and the fact that the Senator has met with donors interested in his running for president and that he has been traveling to important early primary states
According to an ABC News report on Sunday, “Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will sit down for an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor and "This Week" host, George Stephanopoulos, on Monday -- just a few hours before the Florida senator will announce whether he will run for president in 2016. *** The interview will take place in Miami. *** Rubio, 43, has been considering a presidential bid and he has indicated he will reveal his decision tomorrow....” (See “ABC's George Stephanopoulos To Interview Marco Rubio On Monday (EXCLUSIVE)” by Arlette Saenz, 4/12/15, ABC News/ This Week [http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/abcs-george-stephanopoulos-interview-marco-rubio-monday-exclusive/story?id=30237743]).
AT LEAST SOME MEDIA OUTLETS DO SAY THAT RUBIO WILL BE ANNOUNCING A RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCYMeanwhile, there is a report by KRDO News – TV 13 in Colorado that Senator Marco Rubio a Republican from Florida will be announcing the launch of his presidential campaign Monday evening in Miami during his speech at the Freedom Tower. That announcement will put Senator Rubio into the race for the GOP nomination with two other Republican Senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas (See “Marco Rubio to announce presidential bid Monday – Bid makes him 3rd GOP senator in the race” by Staff Writer, 4/13/15, KRDO News [http://www.krdo.com/news/marco-rubio-to-announce-presidential-bid-monday/32334640]). And a very similar report appeared in the Washington Post ( See "Marco Rubio set to announce presidential bid Monday" by Ed O'Keefe & Manuel Roig-Franzia, 4/13/15. Washington Post/ Post Politics http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/04/13/marco-rubio-set-to-announce-presidential-bid-do-not-publish/]).
While he has waited until Monday evening’s event to make his announcement, Rubio has traveled to key primary states and has gathered several multi-millionaires to serve as campaign fundraisers. The Washington Post and CNN report that while Rubio recently had done little campaigning, he has focused on fundraisers in New York, California, Texas, Illinois and Washington. Following the announcement of his entry into the race, Rubio will travel to Nashua, New Hampshire on Friday to join with other GOP presidential candidates at a Republican summit.