Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the GOP needs to work harder to reach out to minority and immigrant communities.
The freshman senator congratulated President Obama on his victory tonight in a statement, and said “it has been a privilege campaigning for Mitt Romney, getting to know him and traveling throughout the country on his behalf.”
“When future generations look back on this election, I am proud they will count me among those who chose a path of limited government and free enterprise at a critical crossroads in our history. I am proud to have cast my vote for Mitt Romney,” Rubio said.
“Now comes the hard part. America faces monumental challenges in putting people back to work, reducing our crushing debt and advancing our interests around the world,” the senator added.
“In the next Congress, I am committed to working on upward mobility policies that will ensure people who work hard and play by the rules can rise above the circumstances of their birth and leave their children better off. The conservative movement should have particular appeal to people in minority and immigrant communities who are trying to make it, and Republicans need to work harder than ever to communicate our beliefs to them. I look forward to working on these goals with my new and returning colleagues in Congress and hope the President will get behind our efforts.”