Marco Rubio will speak Thursday to the Detroit Economic Club, casting his presidential campaign as the way forward for a city that once was "the heart of the old economy."
He will discuss his tax plan -- which has been criticized by some conservatives -- by speaking in personal terms about an auto-servicing shop owner and a young single mother working there, according to speech excerpts released by his campaign. Throughout his political career, Rubio has repeatedly gone back to the image of the single mother to illustrate what government might do to improve her life.
Jeb Bush spoke to the Detroit Economic Club in February, before he was a formal candidate.
Rubio also plans to take a jab at Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, once again labeling her as a candidate of the past.
"Hillary Clinton believes the way to win the race for the future is to drive in reverse –- to revert back to more regulations, higher taxes and bigger government," Rubio plans to say. "I believe the way forward is to embrace the future and modernize our government. I believe if we once again make America the best place in the world to create jobs, and empower every American to fill those jobs, then our generation will embrace The New American Economy and lay the foundation for A New American Century."
Read all the excerpts below.