Earlier today on my radio show I was praising Sen. Marco Rubio for deciding to run for reelection in Florida. I thought it was a smart idea, and I even tweeted out that I would back him 100%. Some of the reasons that I decided I was going to back Rubio are because he is a very passionate American, who reaches out across party lines with a great story of success. He does have shortcomings but with another six years in the Senate, I figured that would be enough to give him the experience you needed which also includes running for the White House this year.
Boy, was I wrong.
Rubio opened up his mouth to reporters on Wednesday saying he did not want to campaign with Donald Trump in Florida. To him, he wanted to do it by himself which I can understand.
Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that Republican Party officials had “zero” input in his decision to seek re-election and that he would not help presumptive nominee Donald Trump campaign in Florida because “I’ve got to run my own race.”
“It’s not that I’m looking to undermine him, but I think the differences between us on key issues are so significant that I don’t plan to campaign with him,” the former 2016 presidential candidate told Manu Raju on CNN. “I’ve got to run my own race.
“I have my own identity. I have my own positions on issues — and I’m not going to be out there undermining him or anything, because I don’t want Hillary to win.”
Rubio, 45, who quit the presidential race in April, said earlier Wednesday that he would seek re-election to his Senate seat, ending days of speculation as the Sunshine State’s filing deadline neared on Friday.
Rep. David Jolly quit the Senate race last week after talk resurfaced that Rubio might run again. Jolly is also facing a tough re-election fight in a redrawn, heavily Democratic district.
Rubio dismissed questions that top GOP officials pressured him to seek re-election because his seat is serious jeopardy of flipping to Democrats. Even Trump has encouraged the senator to run.
“My decision had nothing to do with what anyone in Washington said to me,” he told CNN. “My decision was made in between breaks of the NBA finals and pressure-cleaning my driveway and made between me and my wife and input from the children, who are old enough to have opinions and not votes.”
Don’t take me wrong, you vote for who you want to vote for; you support who you want to support, that’s why I don’t hold a grudge against Rubio in choosing not to support Trump. But don’t expect me to help you when you’re running for office. That’s not how to play games.
I rescind my support for Marco Rubio today. Hopefully he can get to the Senate on his own, but I would not be using any social media or my radio show to help him out help him at all.
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