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Report: Rubio Lobbied Cruz for Senate Race Support

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Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016 03:07 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio called Ted Cruz and asked the Texas Republican for his support in running for reelection in Florida.

Sources told The Washingtonian that Rubio asked Cruz to "blast out a statement urging Rubio to run for reelection, so it's not just Mitch [McConnell], asking him to do so."

But Cruz refused the request.

The Washingtonian said Cruz "didn't want to be accused of nudging out Rep. Ron DeSantis, the tea-party favorite in the race for Rubio's seat." Sen. Mike Lee of Utah had the same concern as Cruz when approached by Rubio, the publication said.

On Wednesday, Rubio, a former Republican presidential candidate, announced his run for reelection, reversing a campaign pledge he made a year ago to either become president or retire from the Senate. 

"I changed my mind," he told Fox News.

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Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016 03:07 PM
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