Florida Rep. David Jolly told Newsmax TV
on Tuesday that "it's time for Marco [Rubio] to make a decision" on whether he was going to seek re-election to the Senate.
"I will tell you, time is ticking," the two-Republican told "Newsmax Prime" host John Bachman. He noted that Florida's filing deadline is on Friday. "Marco's doing a disservice to a lot of candidates by waiting this late if he intends to change his mind."
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Rubio is weighing a re-election bid for his Senate seat, which is considered vulnerable by Republican Party officials. Jolly quit his Senate bid last week amid talk that Rubio might run again.
"When I make a decision and I'm ready to announce, I'll tell you," Rubio told CNN
at the Capitol on Tuesday. He declined to be more specific.
"It's time for Marco to make a decision," Jolly told Bachman. "Let the people of Florida know what his intentions are."
But Jolly himself now faces a tough re-election bid against popular Democrat Charlie Crist in a redrawn district.
"Charlie Crist is a formidable candidate," he said. "You watch this race.
"It's going to be a first-class heavyweight battle."
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