More than 550 people gathered inside JRL Ventures, Inc. / Marine Concepts manufacturing facility in Sarasota for Marco Rubio's first town hall Meeting in the area. Owner and CEO Bob Long opened the meeting discussing the substantial growth of his company and the influential impact Rubio had on his small business.
Rubio drew applause in the full house as he spoke of preserving the American Dream. He supports calling a Convention of the States, where he says we can return the country to its original vision of a limited federal government that is of, by and for the people.
"They won't be able to touch the First Amendment, they won't be able to touch the Second Amendment. They won't be able to touch our important constitutional rights. But here's what we must do - we must pass amendments limiting the size and scope of the federal government," said Rubio as he addressed the crowd.
"JRL Ventures, Inc./Marine Concepts was pleased to host presidential candidate Senator Rubio," Long said. "He supports small businesses and companies who create jobs and hire people of diverse backgrounds, which our company does. We look forward to future visits."