Fresh from their wins on Super Tuesday, Donald Trump and fellow GOP presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz have jointly increased the heat on Florida Senator Marco Rubio to end his campaign, although the senator insists he still has a chance to win the nomination.
Trump was victorious in seven states on Super Tuesday and currently has 316 delegates. Cruz, who was victorious in three states, has 226 total delegates, while Rubio won one state Tuesday and has 106 delegates.
For Rubio, March 15 is his big day. On that day, Florida will hold its primary. It is his home state and he sees that as his game-changer.
However, until then both Cruz and Trump are working on sidelining him.
During a rally on Wednesday, Cruz urged Texas voters to unite behind his campaign by warning that Trump is gliding along toward the nomination.
He told listeners at the rally that as long as the rest of the field is divided, Trumps path to the GOP nomination remained more likely, which Cruz said would end up being a disaster for all Republicans, for all conservatives and for the country.
Cruz suggested strongly to the reporters present that Rubio should be reconsidering his presence in the GOP race.
Trump, who on occasion has mocked Rubio openly for things from sweating too much to drinking water while on camera, vowed on Wednesday to beat him in Florida.
With American flags behind him along with Chris Christie the Governor of New Jersey, Trump poked more fun at Rubio as he referred to him as a lightweight and a little senator.
Trump had earlier called for Rubio to exit the race, while coming up just short of repeating that call during his Wednesday press conference, but he did say that you have to be able to win something.
Rubio has not remained quiet through all this calling Trump a con artist. He also criticized Cruz for not performing better during Super Tuesday.
Rubio said that 65% of those who voted Tuesday did not vote for Trump, he underperformed said Rubio in almost every one of the 11 states.
Rubio also said that Tuesday night was supposed to be the big night for Ted Cruz. The states were supposedly tailored for a clean sweep, but it was far from any sweep by the Texas senator, added Rubio.