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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       

March 28, 2016


Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575


Marco Rubio Removes Name from California Presidential Primary Ballot


SACRAMENTO – United States Senator Marco Rubio’s name will not appear on the Republican Party’s Presidential Primary ballot in California. Pursuant to California Elections Code, Senator Rubio filed an affidavit with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on March 25, 2016  requesting to be removed from California’s June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election ballot. 

If a presidential candidate wishes to have his or her name withdrawn from the California Presidential Primary Election ballot, the candidate must file an affidavit with the Secretary of State no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2016.