Rubio Redux: I'm Not Running for GOP Prez Nod

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 11:29 AM

By Newsmax Wires

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This is U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s story, and he’s sticking to it: The freshman Republican senator from Florida isn’t interested in being vice president, and he doesn’t plan to run for president in 2012, either. The tea-party-backed rising repeated it today on ABC News.

Marco Rubio, president, GOP 2012, Florida
Sen. Marco Rubio wants to be Florida's best U.S. senator ever. (Getty Images Photo)
“I’m not running for president in 2012,” the tea-party-backed star told ABC, Politico reports. “I want to be United States senator. I want to be the best United States senator that Florida’s ever had. I just got elected three months ago. So how can I be a full-time United States senator if my eye’s already on something else?”

Just speculating about a run creates problems, Rubio said. “When you speculate about it, what you’re basically saying is, I’m thinking about something other than the job that I have before me.”

To be sure, Rubio didn’t rule out the possibility of running as the GOP’s vice presidential candidate during the ABC interview, although Newsmax has noted his denials in the past.


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