2016 Presidential Race Heats Up With Clinton, Rubio Announcements

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio jumped into the presidential fray on Monday, saying he would be a leader for "a new American century." The Florida Republican is the third GOP candidate to enter the race, along with fellow senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Rubio's announcement comes a day after Democrat Hillary Clinton formally launched her campaign, positioning herself as champion for "everyday Americans." We discuss the early jockeying for position in the 2016 race.


Bill Whalen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and columnist for the Sacramento Bee

Mary Hughes, Democratic strategist and co-founder and president of Hughes & Company, a communications and political consulting firm

Shira Center, politics editor for the Boston Globe and former politics editor for Roll Call

Willie Brown, former mayor of San Francisco