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Marco Rubio Is Running for Re-Election

'I've changed my mind'

(Newser) - "I have only said like 10000 times I will be a private citizen in January," Marco Rubio tweeted last month. There's a very good chance that may not be the case. After much debate, the failed presidential candidate says he will seek re-election in the Senate, which... More »

Odds of Rubio Running for Re-Election Just Got a Lot Bigger

His friend currently running for the seat wants him to do so

(Newser) - The main obstacle keeping Marco Rubio from seeking re-election to his Senate seat just disappeared. The prospect of Rubio doing so gained traction in the wake of the Orlando shooting, but he continued to insist that he wouldn't run against his friend already in the race, Carlos Lopez-Cantera. Now,... More »

What It's Like to Be Beaten by Donald Trump

The heads of 3 vanquished GOP presidential campaigns look back

(Newser) - The Huffington Post sat down for a 90-minute conversation with the heads of three vanquished Republican presidential campaigns to find out "what it's like to lose to Donald Trump." Forty or so days after Trump became the presumptive nominee, the representatives of the Bush, Cruz, and Rubio... More »

After Orlando, Rubio Hedges on Possible Senate Rerun

He's said he won't run for re-election, but now tells radio host he's been thinking on 'a lot of things'

(Newser) - Everyone has had Orlando on their minds since Sunday's mass shooting , including Marco Rubio—and the attack has "deeply impacted" the senator so much that it's made him assess "a lot of things," he told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Monday morning, per Politico . The... More »

Rubio: I Apologized to Trump for 'Small Hands' Dig

That's 'not who I am,' Florida senator says

(Newser) - There was no love lost between Marco Rubio and Donald Trump on the presidential campaign trail, but the Florida senator tells CNN he took it too far with his "small hands" comment—and that he walked it back personally to Trump. "I actually told Donald—one of the... More »

Marco Rubio Puts Friendship Before His Senate Seat

Pressure building on him to change his mind in Florida

(Newser) - You know what they say, bros before strategically important Senate seats. Marco Rubio tells CNN he'd consider running for reelection to the Senate if only his "real good friend" Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera wasn't already running for the seat. "I think he's put in... More »

Marco Rubio Goes on Epic Tweetstorm Over Unnamed Sources

Senator made big return to Twitter after 'WaPo' article

(Newser) - Little Marco Rubio made big waves on Twitter Monday night in what Gawker is calling a "charmingly unhinged s--t fit." Rubio, largely absent from Twitter since he dropped his presidential bid , made his unabashed return after a Washington Post story Monday by Chris Cillizza headlined "5 people... More »

Rubio to States' GOPs: I Still Want All My Delegates

Ex-POTUS contender trying to hold onto his wins to keep Trump from getting nomination

(Newser) - Donald Trump told Anderson Cooper on Tuesday he may not support the GOP nominee if it's not him. Former rival Marco Rubio, meanwhile, is doing everything he can to make sure Trump will eventually have to make that choice, trying to hold onto the 172 delegates he won to... More »

Rubio, Graham Aren't Exactly Endorsing Cruz, But...

Both offer support to senator in his battle against Trump

(Newser) - Politicians are getting behind Ted Cruz ... sort of:
  • In a conference call to Minnesota supporters Wednesday that was mostly focused on explaining why he dropped out of the presidential race, Marco Rubio said that he hopes one of the GOP candidates still in the race will keep Donald Trump from
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Rubio's Delegates Will Vote for ... Rubio?

Only 9 were released when he dropped out

(Newser) - With Marco Rubio out of the race following a crushing defeat in his home state, attention has turned to the 163 delegates the senator amassed before Tuesday, which could be the key to the nomination in the event of a contested GOP convention. But Rubio won't be able to... More »

Vanquished at Home, Marco Rubio Drops Out

Humiliating defeat seals the deal for Florida senator

(Newser) - Reeling from a decisive loss to Donald Trump in his home state of Florida , Marco Rubio suspended his campaign for the presidency Tuesday evening—sounding an upbeat note, while firmly poking Trump and negative tactics in the eye, reports the AP . Rubio told a crowd in Miami that he knows... More »

In Home States, Kasich on Rise as Rubio Sinks

Florida senator trails Trump by 21% on his home turf as Ohio governor surges

(Newser) - The four men left duking it out for the Republican nomination look likely to soon be three after Tuesday's primaries: The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll shows that in their home states, "the fortunes of Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio appear to be heading in... More »

Rubio Wins DC Caucuses

With Kasich in second place

(Newser) - Marco Rubio has won Saturday's Republican presidential caucuses in Washington, DC, the AP reports. Per the Guardian , Rubio got 37% of the vote and John Kasich came in second with 35%. (Earlier, DC was described as the " race no one wants to win .") Elsewhere, Ted Cruz... More »

Rubio Is Cool With Supporters Voting for Kasich in Ohio

The Kasich campaign responds with a pretty sick burn

(Newser) - The Marco Rubio campaign is telling its supporters to vote for John Kasich in Ohio in an effort to keep Donald Trump from securing the nomination. “John Kasich is the one candidate in Ohio that can beat Donald Trump—that’s stating the obvious, that is indisputable," the... More »

The Best Lines From Thursday's GOP Debate

'Donald, you are welcome to be president of the Smithsonian'

(Newser) - Though Thursday's Republican debate started with the four remaining candidates on their best behavior , that didn't mean there weren't some good lines. Donald Trump talked about how many Muslims hate America. Marco Rubio weighed in on climate change. Ted Cruz offered Trump an alternative job to president.... More »

Trump on Visa Program He Uses: 'Very, Very Bad for Workers'

But 'I'm a businessman, and I have to do what I have to do'

(Newser) - Donald Trump admitted a business program he takes advantage of is "very, very bad for workers" and "shouldn't be allowed" during Thursday's Republican debate in Florida, the Hill reports. According to CNN , Trump's modeling agency uses the H-1B visa program. It's a program that... More »

GOP Candidates on Best Behavior to Start Debate

'I can't believe how civil it's been up here'

(Newser) - The Republican presidential debate Thursday in Florida was—as Harry Enten at FiveThirtyEight puts it—a "180-degree turn from the last debate" when Donald Trump famously reassured America on the size of his penis . The opening questions of the debate hit topics including trade, jobs, education, and social security.... More »

Rubio: I Won't Be Trump's VP

But he says he's not proud of attacks on front-runner

(Newser) - Marco Rubio's presidential campaign is widely seen to be in its dying days—but the Florida senator says he's not interested in signing up with any others. During an MSNBC town hall on Wednesday, Rubio said he's "not looking to be anyone's vice president" and... More »

How Tuesday's Voting Could Change the Race

Michigan loss would shock front-runners

(Newser) - Four states hold Republican contests on Tuesday and two states choose Democrats, but most eyes are on the biggest prize: Michigan. It will be the first big industrial state to vote, and analysts say how it votes will be a key indicator of how both the Democratic and Republican contests... More »

The Best Lines From Thursday's GOP Debate

'I guarantee you there's no problem'

(Newser) - Thursday's GOP debate in Detroit opened with Donald Trump boasting about the size of his penis . And it only got wilder from there, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio taking turns attacking the Republican frontrunner. Here are the best lines from the debate: More »

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