Rubio: 'We’re the underdog, and that’s a role that I relish'
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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Amazon wins union election — says 'our employees made the choice' Overnight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists The growing threat of China's lawfare 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 TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech 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.