POLITICS

Rubio — Count Me Out!

Photo Credit: US Senate.
Photo Credit: US Senate.

Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has declared that he is not open to be a running-mate position on anybody’s ticket in the Nov. 8 presidential election, thus quelling rumors of his interest in the vice president position.

“No, I’m not going to be anybody’s vice president… I’m not interested in being vice president,” Rubio reportedly said.

He also ruled out seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate and as well as running for the Florida governorship, which was speculated as a potential next step for the first-term U.S. senator from Florida.

“I’m going to finish out my term in the Senate over the next 10 months… and then I’ll be a private citizen in January,” he said.

Throughout his 2016 bid for the White House, Rubio repeatedly stated he was uninterested in returning to the Senate, instead focusing his campaign efforts solely on the Republican Party’s nomination.

Asked whether he would rule out a run for a political office in the future, Rubio said, “I’m not running for governor, I’m not running for re-election to the Senate. Beyond that, who knows?”

Rubio, once seen as the establishment favorite for the party’s nomination, suspended his campaign efforts on Tuesday following a loss in his home-state of Florida to party front-runner and political upstart Donald Trump.

Edited by Jesus Chan

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