Rubio: 'We’re the underdog, and that’s a role that I relish'
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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRyan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018 Richard Gere welcomes lawmakers' words of support for Tibet Dem lawmaker gives McConnell's tax reform op-ed a failing grade MORE (Fla.) denied on Sunday that his strategy for Super Tuesday is "survival," vowing to stay in the race "as long as it takes."

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"Obviously, we're not the front-runner here, we’re the underdog, and that’s a role that I relish," he said on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday morning.

"I’ve been an underdog my whole life, both in life and in politics, and we’re going to do well. We’re going to pick up a lot of delegates on Super Tuesday. As you know, they are awarded proportionally, and we’re going to move on."

He said the Republican Party will never rally behind presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE. He then hit on Trump, saying the billionaire is neither a Republican nor a conservative.

"Donald Trump is trying to pull off the biggest scam in American political history," Rubio said.

"Basically a con job where he’s trying to take over the Republican Party by basically telling people who he’s not, and so we’re going to do whatever it takes."

Rubio said he plans to stay in the race "as long as it takes" to win the nomination.