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Marco Rubio Says He Won’t Run For Governor

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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Senator Marco Rubio said he doesn’t plan on entering the Florida gubernatorial race in 2018 and wouldn’t considering running for vice president Thursday.

The former 2016 presidential hopeful – who isn’t seeing re-election in the Senate – dropped out of the race after losing his home state by a staggering amount to Republican front-runner Donald Trump in Tuesday’s primary.

““I’m not going to be anybody’s vice president. I’m just not gonna — I’m not interested in being vice president. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way,” he told reporters at a press briefing, The Washington Post reports. “I’m not going to be vice president. I’m not running for governor of Florida,”

Once seen a a rising star in the Republican party, Rubio failed to gain traction in several key states.

While he has not endorsed a candidate, he said he likes Go. John Kasich of Ohio and believes Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is the only conservative left in the GOP field

Rubio slammed Trump in his concession speech Tuesday.

““I chose a different route, and I am proud of that,” he said of the former rival’s campaign tactics. “In a year like this, that would have been the easiest way to win.”

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