Florida Senator Marco Rubio has not ruled out running for president again in 2024 or beyond.
According to The Hill:
“It’s possible that at some point in the future, down the road, two, four, six, eight, 10 [years], I don’t know when, that I will find myself in a position and want to pursue it, because I’ve done it in the past,” Rubio told Punchbowl News. “But I can’t tell you that today because I can’t tell you what my life looks like, what the country looks like, the party looks like.”
Rubio is also not the only Florida Republican who could make a presidential bid in 2024. Other prominent members of the GOP from the Sunshine State that are expected to consider runs for the White House include Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott.
“First of all, if we’ve learned nothing over the last two years, it’s that the future is unpredictable, it takes all kinds of twists and turns,” Rubio said. “I certainly learned that myself living life. You can sort of be prepared for the future, but you can’t necessarily plan for it because you just don’t know what’s going to happen in my life or anybody else’s life.”
Rubio is up for re-election it the Senate next year and noted he welcomes a competitive primary race.
“Someone is going to run,” he said. “I’m not in some hard red state where you’re not going to get challenged by a serious opponent. But in the end, I don’t think there’s been a member of Congress over the last four to six years who’s been more effective than we have.”
So far, Ron DeSantis has been the odds on favorite to win the Republican nomination if Trump ultimately decides not to run again, however, there is still plenty of time for someone else to make a mark on the party.