Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) plans to “remain neutral” in the Republican presidential primary contest, Roll Call reports.
Meanwhile, Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos made clear that Florida’s junior Senator would not endorse.
Rubio is a tea party favorite who also has demonstrated broad appeal within the GOP and across party lines. He is mentioned as being in the vice presidential mix in 2012. But Rubio has pursued a low profile since being sworn in, choosing to focus on the Sunshine State over anything that involves national politics. That includes turning down an invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week.
“In this race, he’s staying out of it completely,” Burgos said. “For the time being, politics is a distant second to the official business he has to work on.”