- 2016 Watch April 2
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the many challenges associated with running for re-election and president at the same time. Today, on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Sen. Marco Rubio strongly implied he wouldn't attempt to do both.
An excerpt of the transcript:
HH: Now Senator, I'm just curious about Florida law. Can you seek both re-election to the Senate and the presidential nomination? Joe Lieberman could...
MR: No, you can't be on the ballot for two different offices, so... and I think that's the right law.
HH: Do you think it would be okay for you to seek the presidency, if it didn't work out, then switch back to the Senate, because I mean, people hate...
MR: I haven't even thought that far ahead. You know, I think by and large, when you choose to do something as big as that, you've really got to be focused on that and not have an exit strategy.
Not a 100 percent commitment, but a pretty strong indication Sen. Rubio will likely choose to run for one office or the other — but not both.- -
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