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Marco Rubio is Running for Re-Election: “I Changed My Mind”

Will Donald Trump win the 2024 election?

Florida Senator [score]Marco Rubio[/score] made it crystal clear to reporters that his career in public office was over. But following the terror attack in Orlando, the Senator had a change of heart.

Fox News reports:

Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio reversed course Wednesday and said he will seek re-election to the Senate, telling Fox News: “I changed my mind.”

The decision, widely expected among his Florida Republican colleagues, follows repeated claims during the GOP presidential primary race that he would not run again for Senate. But Rubio, who suspended his presidential campaign in March, had come under pressure from senior GOP figures to reconsider – and publicly opened the door to doing so after the Orlando terror attack.

“It really gives you pause to think a little bit about, you know, your service to your country and where you can be most useful to your country,” Rubio told radio host Hugh Hewitt during an interview last Monday.

Republicans need to keep the majority in the Senate, and Marco Rubio running for re-election could improve their chances. But Rubio has a long road ahead: 20% of Florida’s population (of voting age) is Hispanic.

Will having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket ultimately work against Rubio? One thing is for sure- Democrat and Republican donors will be spending big money in Florida this year to find out.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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