When Sen. Marco Rubio chose to run for Republican presidential nomination, one of his campaign promises was that he would not seek another term as a U.S. senator from Florida.
Rubio’s campaign got off to a great start, but when the one-time senator lost the primary in his home state to billionaire Donald Trump, he apparently saw the writing on the wall and suspended his campaign for president.
Marco Rubio sets his sights on the NFL – New York Post https://t.co/ZX3AxpYtSb Miami, Dolphins, NFL, miamidolphins
— NFLupNow (@NFL_up_Today) April 2, 2016
Some may have wondered in what direction Rubio’s career would take him post-race. According to the New York Post, rumors were circulating he would join the Miami Dolphins in an executive role for the team.
But according to the Post, those rumors have no basis in fact. Quoting a Dolphins insider, the Post reported, “Nope, nothing to it. He is a huge fan, though.”
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Citing insiders within the Rubio campaign, the Post reports Rubio is still considering another White House bid in 2020, all the while lobbying to keep the delegates he won in 21 different states, asking delegates not to release them to the three remaining candidates.
Rubio is lobbying his delegates to back him on the first ballot at the GOP convention in hopes of denying Donald… https://t.co/P3KrrgoNEQ
— Gary Reneker (@GaryReneker) March 30, 2016
With the possibility of an open GOP convention, Rubio is still active behind the scenes. The Post acquired a letter written to the Alaska Republican Party. In it Rubio reportedly wrote, “It is my desire at this time that the delegates allocated to me by your rules remain bound to vote for me on at least the first nominating ballot at the National Convention.”
Rubio’s actions are seen as a way to prevent Trump from acquiring the delegates, allocate them to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, or as the Post concluded, use them, “as a bargaining chip for the vice presidential slot.”