Rubio to Air 30-Minute TV Specials

Rubio to Air 30-Minute TV Specials

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is airing 30-minute television programs in every Iowa television market this weekend.

Rubio is flying from Dubuque to Sioux City and other cities on Saturday as part of a busy weekend of campaigning heading into Monday's Iowa caucuses — the first contest in the 2016 race for president.

The TV programs will show excerpts of the town hall-style meetings Rubio has relied on in recent months, and especially in the days before the caucuses.

Rubio's team has focused more on Iowa in the past several weeks. His campaign sees an opening to rise into the top tier of the GOP field alongside Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

The Florida senator has held more public events in Iowa since Thanksgiving than any other Republican.