Political consultant and close ally to President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, has said that he is considering a Senate run against either Marco Rubio or Rick Scott in the 2022 Florida primaries, but is now expressing some reservations.
Stone has been campaigning for Trump and echoing the president’s claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election after Joe Biden was declared the winner, Newsweek reported. In a post to the social media site Parler, Stone posted a photo of himself making a speech at a “Stop the Steal” rally in Miami on Sunday, in which a sign held in the background read, “Where’s Marco?”
Where is Marco, indeed? A growing number of Florida Republicans are urging me to challenge Marco Rubio in the Republican primary. I am far more likely to make the race against Rick Scott because he’s never been held accountable for his theft of $1 billion from Medicaid.As President Trump would say, “let’s see what happens” #Stone2022
— Roger Stone rogerstone Sunday, December 13, 2020
“A lot of people, a lot of Trump supporters, have urged me to challenge Marco Rubio,” Stone told the Daily Caller. “Marco and I are on the friendly basis even though our politics are somewhat different.”
“I’m not likely to run for anything,” Stone explained. “But, if I were going to run for the senate I’d be more likely to challenge Rick Scott. But, I’m not likely.”
“I’ve got to re-build my life,” Stone added.
Roger Stone was found guilty last November on charges in an investigation by Robert Mueller which found that Russia had tried to meddle in the 2016 election by boosting the Trump 2016 election campaign. (RELATED: ROGER STONE: What’s It Like To Get A Call From Trump Saying He’s Going To Commute Your Sentence? I Know)
In July, President Trump commuted Stone’s sentence before Stone was set to show up at prison.