Marco Rubio Makes First Campaign Stop in Alabama

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio made his first Alabama campaign stop in Guntersville yesterday. Despite heavy rain, more than 800 people crowded into a gymnasium to hear what the presidential hopeful had to say.

Rubio said trade workers like plumbers and electricians are the backbone of the US economy. He said he plans to offer federal aid to students working toward those jobs while they’re in high school.

“And when you graduate from high school, you’re not just going to get a high school diploma,” Rubio told the crowd yesterday. “You’re going to get an industry certification, and you’re going to be ready to work.”

For students going the traditional four-year-college route, Rubio says before they take out student loans, they’ll be advised how much people in their chosen major typically earn once they graduate. He says the idea is for them to decide whether it’ll be worth the debt.

 

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