Carlos Lopez-Cantera

Rubio's Will-He, Won't-He Saga

Rubio Opens the Door Further On Senate Run
Florida senator confirms he met with GOP candidate Lopez-Cantera

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio opened the door to running for re-election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Marco Rubio opened the door further to the possibility to running for re-election after meeting with Florida Lt. Gov Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a Republican Senate candidate and a longtime friend.  

"Carlos and I had a conversation on Sunday in Orlando before I left," Rubio told reporters on Wednesday. "Obviously, I take very seriously everything that's going on. Not just in Orlando but in our country. I've enjoyed my service here a lot."  

Senate GOP Candidate: Florida Voters Don't Want Rubio
Internal poll shows Carlos Beruff leading the GOP primary field

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has come under pressure from Republican leaders to reconsider his decision to not run for re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A Republican Senate candidate in Florida is firing a warning shot at Sen. Marco Rubio and the party leaders trying to persuade him to run for re-election: GOP voters have already moved on.  

Carlos Beruff's campaign released an internal poll Tuesday showing the wealthy developer in a dead heat atop a five-man field for the GOP nomination. The survey, conducted by OnMessage Inc. pollster Wes Anderson, found Beruff winning 17 percent of the primary vote, higher than Rep. David Jolly 's 16 percent.  

Senate Democrats: Rubio Will Lose If He Runs Again
Fla. primary loss to Trump, Senate attendance record cited as weaknesses

Senate Republicans are desperately trying to persuade Sen. Marco Rubio to run for re-election , convinced he's likely the only candidate capable of holding a battleground seat.  

To which Senate Democrats are now responding: Don't be so sure.  

Republicans Urge Rubio to Reconsider Senate Run
GOP colleagues say he may be the only one who could hold Florida seat

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is being urged by his fellow Republican colleagues to reconsider his decision to not run for re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is telling reporters he stands by his decision not to seek another term in the Senate , even as some of his fellow Republican senators are going public with their calls for him to stick around.  

The former presidential candidate said Thursday it was "unlikely" anything could sway him to be a late entrant ahead of the Florida Senate primary's June 24 filing deadline.