Marco Rubio to Seek Re-Election to Florida Senate Seat
It’s a move so fully expected despite prior denials that it’s almost not news.
Marco Rubio will run for re-election for his Florida Senate seat, reversing his previous decision to leave Capitol Hill.
Rubio, who ended his White House bid earlier this year, had long insisted that he would be a “private citizen” after his current Senate term expires. But he came under intense pressure from his own party to seek reelection amid concerns that Republicans could lose their majority in the United States Senate.
Acknowledging in a statement that “in politics, admitting you’ve changed your mind is not something most people like to do,” Rubio said that maintaining GOP dominance in the Senate was a key reason for his reversal.