(THE HILL) MANCHESTER, N.H. – Marco Rubio apologized to the hundreds of supporters who gathered at his primary watch party in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, saying his poor debate performance hurt him on election day and vowing it would never happen again.
“We’re still watching the numbers,” Rubio said. “We'll see where they end up. A lot of people are disappointed. I’m disappointed. But I want to tell you that disappointment is on me, not you. I did not do well on Saturday night, so listen to this: That will never happen again!”
Late Tuesday, Rubio appeared headed for a fifth-place finish after a surprising late surge in last week's Iowa caucuses sent his presidential campaign to New Hampshire with the wind at its back.
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