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January 10, 2011

US Senator Marco Rubio (FL-R) Says He Has No Interest in Being Republican VP

Posted in: 2010 Elections,2012 Elections,FL: Rubio (R) - Meeks (D) - Crist (I),Marco Rubio (R-FL),Presidential Election,Senate,Senate Elections

Tea Party favorite and new Florida US Senator Marco Rubio says he has no interest in being a Republican VP nominee in 2012. And why should he? Fresh off his landslide victory in the 2010 Florida Senate race over Crist and Meeks, the political world is Rubio’s oyster.  Marco Rubio is a star in the GOP and has a shining carrer ahead of him. There is no reason why the conservative Rubio should spend 2 years in the Senate and bolt for the useless position of VP. The 39 year old Rubio has a tremendous future and will be a power player in the Republican party for years to come. Rubio should not be concerning himself with 2012 …

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) said Monday that he has no interest in becoming his party’s vice presidential nominee in 2012.

Rubio, a newly elected senator who’s considered a rising star in the GOP, rejected running on the Republican Party ticket in two years.

“No, and I don’t spend any time thinking about it,” Rubio said on 92.5 radio in Fort Myers when asked if he’d be open to serving as the party’s vice presidential nominee.

Marco Rubio Talks To Fort Myers’ Trey Radel – Fort Myerss Fox 92.5


“I’m flattered that people would ask that question, because I think they mean it in a complimentary way. But, by the same token, I recognize that this job — this one job that I wanted, I wanted to be a U.S. senator, not a vice presidential candidate, not a presidential candidate,” Rubio added. “I didn’t run to use it as a steppingstone, I ran because I wanted to be a U.S. senator.”

However, Democrats don’t get too giddy that Rubio will not be there in 2012,  look for this star to be running for President in 2020. As stated at CNN, Rubio’s resume and story is far too compelling not to one day be at the top of the ticket.

There are many reasons to place Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, at the top of any 2012 vice presidential shortlist. He’s young, telegenic, a talented fundraiser, and appealing to the conservative base. And perhaps most importantly, he’s a Hispanic hailing from the nation’s largest battleground state.

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