The world of politics is buzzing about a possible Marco Rubio re-election run to the U.S. Senate. But is Rubio really mulling over a serious run, even after he infaticaly stated that he would not do so?Rubio would have the best shot of beating presumptive Democratic senatorial nominee, Rep. Patrick Murphy, but does he really want to take another stab at the Senate?
As the GOP faces losing control of the U.S. Senate, retaining Rubio is a must for Republicans. Losing this seat could very well tip the scales in Congress.
If Rubio decides to run for re-election here is what I think will happen:
Rubio’s senate campaign will have an entirely different look to it-the old cast of presidential campaign characters will be gone.
The money will be there for him, the question is, will it be enough to counter what the Democratic Party has set aside ($20mil) to win the seat?Rep. Ron DeSantis will run for reelection to his congressional seat, or run for the soon-to-be-open seat that Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R) is vacating in northeast Florida.
If this happens, there will be some hell to pay, as no less than six other GOP congressional candidates have already invested blood, sweat, tears, and big dinero for their respective congressional races.
Carlos Beruff, who says he is ready to take on Rubio in a senate primary race, could ding Rubio a bit, but will most likely lose to “The American Son.”
Beruff just put out this challenge to Rubio:
Former CIA and U.S. Army Special Forces officer, Todd Wilcox, will probably bow out quietly. Wilcox has an awesome story and pedigree, and will undoubtedly find a place in politics.
Are you willing to look the voters of Florida in the eye and commit to serving out an entire 6-year term in the U.S. Senate? Do you commit to not running for President in 2020? Do you pledge to truly serve the people of Florida by showing up to work and not missing votes or committee hearings?
In the end “if” Rubio runs for re-election, he wins. DeSantis wins whatever congressional seat he decides to run in.
As far as Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who already signaled that he would step aside and let Rubio run, well, he will have the option to run in any future seat he desires to shoot for.
When it comes to when Rubio will announce his intentions, no one knows. What we do know is that an announcement will have to be made no later than June 24.
Should Rubio run for re-election?