Rubio Is Speaking To A Nearly Empty Florida Stadium

This story has been updated.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) drew a “disappointing” crowd for an event in his home state Wednesday night just days before a critical primary in the state, CNN reported.

CNN’s Jason Carroll, who was on the ground in Hialeah, Florida, called the crowd “much, much smaller” than at Rubio’s past events and said the “couple hundred” supporters gathered were “not even filling the end zone” of the high school football stadium.

“This is Marco Rubio’s home turf,” Carroll reminded viewers.

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York tweeted an even more stark view of the venue:

Here’s another view of the event from a Politico reporter:

And one from The Guardian US:

And two views from CBS News’ Major Garrett:

While The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent pointed out that it’s easy to distort perspective using creative camera angles:

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