Marco Rubio confirmed Wednesday that he may run for re-election in Florida. Rubio told reporters that he will let everyone know about any change of status next week after spending some time with his family. The filing deadline for the Florida Senate race is June 24 — a week from Friday.
The Republicans currently running for Rubio's senate seat in Florida said they'd be willing to drop out if Rubio runs.
Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday said he is reconsidering his decision not to run for reelection.
Senate Republican leaders have been pleading for him to run, believing that with Rubio in the race, they have a better chance of keeping his seat and their majority.
Rubio signaled his plans might change after a weekend conversation with Fl Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera, a close friend of Rubio’s who is running to replace him. López-Cantera told Politico that he would bow out if Rubio entered and that he had urged Rubio to get into the race before the June 24 filing deadline.
“I enjoy my service here a lot. So I’ll go home later this week, and I’ll have some time with my family, and then if there’s been a change in our status, I’ll be sure to let everyone know,” he said.
Senate Republican leaders are increasingly confident that Rubio will jump into the race.
Rep. David Jolly, another GOP candidate, said he would join López-Cantera in bowing out of the race if Rubio runs.