Marco Rubio announces 2016 presidential bid

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Senator Marco Rubio of Florida announced on Monday that he is running for president, declaring that he is the best person to lead the United States into "another American century."

Mr. Rubio made his announcement Monday evening during a speech here in which he presented himself as the embodiment of generational change who can unite the Republican Party's factions and offer economic solutions for the 21st century.


Reactions to the announcement are already pouring in on Twitter:

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NASHUA, NH - APRIL 17: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 17, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Summit brought together local and national Republicans and was attended by all the Republicans candidates as well as those eyeing a run for the nomination. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., smiles as he arrives at the Republican Leadership Summit Friday, April 17, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, speaks during a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill April 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee met to debate and vote on S.615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
NASHUA, NH - APRIL 17: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 17, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Summit brought together local and national Republicans and was attended by all the Republicans candidates as well as those eyeing a run for the nomination. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to potential voters at a house party, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
In this April 15, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., discusses their recently released tax reform plan at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a GOP meeting in Nashua. It’s the first gathering of its kind in New Hampshire as contenders deliver speeches, answer questions and hope to make a mark. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
In this April 17, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., laughs as he is surrounded by media at a campaign house party in Manchester, N.H. Devoted political allies for more than a decade, the alliance between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rubio is beginning to splinter as the one-time mentor and his political protégé face off in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) stands with his wife, Jeanette Rubio, after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: People listen as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks as he announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) greets people after anounncing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) waves to supporters after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) stands with his wife, Jeanette Rubio, and children after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: People listen as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) annouces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: People listen as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) annouces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: A supporter of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) waits for his arrival as it is anticipated that he will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio would be one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: A supporter of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) waits for his arrival as it is anticipated that he will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio would be one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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