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Rubio: ‘It’s Great to Be Targeted’ by GOP Rivals

Marco Rubio celebrated his GOP opposition on Tuesday, saying that it meant he was doing “something right.”

“It’s great to be targeted because that means you’re doing something right,” he told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, the day of the New Hampshire primary.

“That’s what campaigns do,” Rubio added. “People don’t spend time or money attacking somebody who isn’t doing well.”

The Hill reports:

Rubio refused to predict how he would do in the primary.

“I know [Donald] Trump is the clear front-runner,” he said. “He’s been in first place since June. I don’t know where we’re going to finish in terms of second, third, fourth.

“You’ve got some other people who haven’t campaigned anywhere else. Their whole campaigns are built here. It’s a pretty unusual setup here today, but we’re looking to finish strong and then head to South Carolina.”

Rubio also made a last-minute pitch for New Hampshire’s voters.

“I’m as conservative as anybody in this field, but I’m a conservative who has shown the ability to work and get things done across the aisle,” he said. “I have more national security experience and foreign policy experience than anyone else on the Republican side, by far.”

“I give our party the best chance to do three things: to unify, to grow and to win,” he added.

Trump leads the Republican field by over 17 points in New Hampshire, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls. Rubio, meanwhile, is in second place in the polling average, but three other GOP contenders are within 3 percentage points.

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