It’s Hillary vs Marco!

April 4, 2013

From 32 potential candidates, only two remain: Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio.

Rubio and Clinton began our Fix Sweet 2016 bracket competition as the #1 seeds in their respective parties and both took care of business to make it to the final matchup.

Clinton demolished her competition -- winning easily over Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and, finally, Vice President Joe Biden in the Final 4.

Rubio's path was slightly rockier. He easily dispatched former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman in the first two rounds before running into stiffer competition in the Elite 8 against former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.  To make it to the final matchup, Rubio had to weather a nip and tuck vote against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. For much of the balloting the race was within a point but Rubio widened it out a bit to claim a 52 percent to 48 percent victory.

Vote below for the winner of our Sweet 2016 bracket.  Voting will close at 5 pm on Sunday and we will announce the winner on Monday morning!

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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