If I were a betting man, and I am from time to time, I’d bet that Sen. Rubio will run for re-election.

According to the article, “Politico reported Wednesday that L√≥pez-Cantera had urged Rubio to jump in the race, saying he would back out if the senator ran for reelection.” I can’t see Sen. Rubio saying no at this point, especially considering the fact that his friend has a) urged him to run and b) promised to drop out if Sen. Rubio runs for re-election.

After the Orlando bombing, and considering the fact that Sen. Rubio would have a prominent role in crafting policies to prevent terrorist attacks, it’s difficult picturing Sen. Rubio declining this option.

Further, this is pretty much proof that Sen. Rubio isn’t on Trump’s short list of VP candidates. Either that or Sen. Rubio doesn’t want to be on Mr. Trump’s short list. Either way, if Sen. Rubio runs for re-election, that eliminates the possibility of the Democrats flipping that seat. It doesn’t hurt the Democrats’ chances of picking up Florida’s senate seat. It eliminates that possibility.

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4 Responses to “Rubio will reconsider Senate run”

  • JerryE9 says:

    I thought Rubio wasn’t that popular in FL? He didn’t win the presidential primary there.

  • Gary Gross says:

    That’s Trump’s co-home state, too. Rubio will win his race by 15+ points.

  • Bob J. says:

    Cook has Florida as a toss-up at the moment with Rubio out of the race. Given that he finally seems to have figured out that distancing himself from The Orange Idiot is the only way Republicans can succeed in November, I’d concur with your analysis. Nice piece, Gary.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Thanks Bob. One thing to keep in mind, not that it will help the Orange Idiot, is that the Florida GOP, like the Wisconsin GOP, has a fantastic GOTV operation. Never underestimate the power of a smooth-running GOTV operation.

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