GOP Florida Senate Candidates: I’d Drop Out if Rubio Runs
Rep. David Jolly and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, two of four top Republican candidates for Senate in Florida, say they would drop out of the race if Marco Rubio changes his mind about running for re-election for the seat. Rubio, a former 2016 presidential contender, said during the campaign he would not seek re-election for his Senate seat, and has thus far maintained that position since dropping out. However, in recent weeks Rubio's fellow Republican senators—including presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump—have encouraged him to reconsider.
"I enjoy my service here a lot," Rubio said on Wednesday. "So I'll go home later this week, and I'll have some time with my family, and then if there's been a chance in our status I'll be sure to let everyone know."