For Marco Rubio, What Might Have Been — and Still Could Be
Port Orange, Fla. — Right around the time Donald Trump brought his crowd of nearly 5,000 to its feet in Jacksonville by pledging to bring “historic change” to the nation, Marco Rubio walked into a brewery 100 miles south and scanned the premises. …
Rubio Gets Some Redemption
Rubio easily won his Senate primary Tuesday evening, setting up a marquee race in a year when control of the Senate hangs in the balance.
It was just five months ago that Florida Republican voters rejected Rubio in favor of …
Trevor Noah Doesn’t Understand Being a Man
Daily Show host Trevor Noah attacked Florida senator Marco Rubio this week for believing that babies infected with the Zika virus should not be aborted.
“I wish a giant mosquito would f*** Rubio and leave him pregnant with a Zika …
The Permanent Revolt of the Republican Elites
One of the problems with figuring out what is wrong with the Republican Party is that our names for the various factions are all wrong. Kristen Soltis Anderson’s wonderful article about the Republican Party’s post-Trump divisions includes this …
Krauthammer’s Take: Rubio ‘Made the Right Decision’ To Run for Reelection
Charles Krauthammer argues that Marco Rubio’s decision to seek a second term in the Senate is the correct one:
Remember, we have a long history of candidates who lose one, sometimes even twice — Bob Dole lost twice, and he …
Yes, Marco Rubio Will Run for Reelection
Marco Rubio has begun telling colleagues he will run for reelection to the Senate, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.
Rubio, who said when he announced his presidential bid in April that he would not seek reelection, had …
It was May 12 when Marco Rubio made a seemingly offhand comment to reporters in the capitol. The conversation had turned to Rubio’s plan not to seek re-election, and a reporter offered that he still had time to change his …
After Orlando Shooting, Rubio Reconsidering ‘How I Can Best Serve’
Marco Rubio said he is giving new consideration to the possibility of running for reelection to the Senate in the wake of the ISIS-linked massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead and many more wounded.
Home Is Where the Heart Is
‘I can’t believe we blew this.”
Marco Rubio had just spoken to a group of pastors and other faith leaders. And the overwhelming reaction was to think of him as “the one that got away.” He seemed to perfectly …
Whom Should Trump Choose for VP?
Now that Trump is the certain nominee, nervous conservatives are shifting focus to the bottom of the ticket. Who is Trump’s running-mate going to be? It’s a tricky question.
There are a lot of good options — smart, …
If Rubio Wins and Trump Loses in Florida…
With Election Day looming, Hillary Clinton holds the narrowest of leads in Florida in the RealClearPolitics average, 46.9 percent to 46.7 percent.
Meanwhile, in the Senate race, Marco Rubio leads in the RealClearPolitics average, 49 percent to 45.3 percent.
The two most likely scenarios …
Marco Rubio’s Fatal Contradiction
Marco Rubio could have been the candidate of working-class conservative reformism, but he threw it all away. Since 2008, conservative policy analysts have argued that the GOP’s 1980s policy agenda was obsolete and that new policies were needed to address …
One Year of Obama Failures on Iran
One year ago today, President Obama announced the start of the flawed nuclear deal that he claimed would prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has made America less safe. It at …
With Rubio Back in Senate Race, Beruff Goes on the Attack
Carlos Beruff is not mincing words when it comes to Marco Rubio’s decision to run for reelection after spending nearly two years saying he would not do so if he ran for president.
“People have to go [to Congress] …
Rubio to Donors: Senate Will Be More Important than Ever
Marco Rubio told donors that the Senate will be more important than ever after the 2016 election. “We have to have a Senate that can stand up to the president,” he said, according to one individual on the 1:30 P.M. call. …
Rubio to Attend Fundraiser for Florida House Candidate
Another interesting data point as we await Marco Rubio’s decision on whether he’ll run for reelection to the Senate:
On Wednesday, Rubio is scheduled to be the “special guest” at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser for Brandon Patty, …
Optimism Builds for Rubio Run
Marco Rubio says he is reevaluating his decision not to seek reelection to the Senate.
Speaking to reporters at the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, Rubio confirmed a Politico report that Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a personal friend whose candidacy he had …
When Marco Rubio spoke at an event for fellow Senator Cory Gardner this week, Gardner introduced him “as a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Florida.”
Rubio’s reaction? “He didn’t say yes or no,” the ever-smiling Gardner …
I once hoped Marco Rubio represented the future of the Republican party, and more important, American conservatism. Now, after his puerile behavior and increasingly vocal — if not slavish or unqualified — support for Donald Trump, that hope is dashed.
Why Conservative Media Got Rubio So Wrong
Let me start with a disclaimer: this is not an essay about Marco Rubio. Nor is this a criticism of Rubio’s campaign operation, which employed many very good friends and which did impressive work. Lastly, though I worked to …