Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio will address and answer questions from members of a coalition of major nationwide business groups in a TeleForum next Wednesday, November 4. Rubio is the first leading presidential candidate to accept the invitation to speak to members of the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the National Retail Federation.
Rubio will directly address questions in a call that will start at 5:15 p.m. EST and last approximately 40 minutes. Members of the media are invited to listen in on the session and report on the questions and answers. To participate, press should send an e-mail toAndrew.firstname.lastname@example.org with their media outlet clearly identified. A link to listen live online will be sent shortly before the call starts.
The other candidates invited to speak with the groups are (in alphabetical order):
- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
- Dr. Ben Carson
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Senator Ted Cruz
- Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina
- Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
- Ohio Governor John Kasich
- Senator Bernie Sanders
- Businessman Donald Trump
The candidates qualified for the initial invitation by maintaining at least 4 percent in the Real Clear Politics average of polls during the period starting from the first GOP debate and ending on Labor Day. Should additional candidates average at least 4 percent for a 30-day time period prior to the start of voting, an invitation to participate will be sent to them.