Some Rubio advisers say get out before Florida

Source: CNN | March 7, 2016 | Jamie Gangel and Tal Kopan

Washington (CNN)A battle is being waged within Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign about whether he should even remain in the Republican presidential race ahead of his home state primary on March 15, sources say.

Rubio himself is “bullish” on his odds of winning the critical primary, despite some advisers who are less hopeful and believe a loss there would damage him politically in both the short- and long-term.

Publicly, the campaign is maintaining they are still a contender in this race, touting a Sunday win in Puerto Rico’s primary that delivered Rubio 23 delegates. But privately, the campaign is having a debate about whether or not he should remain in the mix — even for his home state of Florida’s primary.

“He doesn’t want to get killed in his home state,” one source familiar with the discussions said, noting “a poor showing would be a risk and hurt his political future.”


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  • Consistent #2260

    Consistent #2261

    EVERYDAY #2267

    I doubt Rubio or Kasich will drop out before their respective hoke state primaries. It’s more about ego than anything else.

    slhancock1948 #2268

    I agree. Ego is a big factor in their decisions to stay in, even knowing that getting to the number of delegates needed is no longer possible.

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    Pray for righteousness to be restored and for the peace of Jerusalem

    Victoria #2277

    Rubio and Kasich should consider the country and not themselves and get out and help Cruz win Florida and Ohio.

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