A new batch of Wikileaks emails highlighting Hillary Clinton’s campaign were released last week and show that the first GOP candidate the Democrats saw as a threat wasn’t Donald Trump but Marco Rubio.
At 43, the Florida Senator was the youngest Republican in a crowded field of 17 candidates and was seen by Clinton’s advisers as similar to Obama, who bested Clinton in 2008 with his calls for a move away from the old guard politicians.
Wikileaks claims the emails come from the hacked account of campaign chairman John Podesta.
Neither Podesta or Clinton have denied their authenticity.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, the youngest of the GOP candidates, was seen as the early rival to Clinton – and someone who might best her the way Obama did
With his messages of change and youth, Clinton staffers noticed he sounded remarkably like Obama in his campaign rhetoric