‘Timing is everything’: Marco Rubio slams door on 2024 run
Same product, new packaging: Marco Rubio warns of a rebranded Disinformation Governance Board.

The Senator told Hugh Hewitt that he has no plans to run for anything this cycle.

Marco Rubio has no plans to run for president in 2024.

Radio host Hugh Hewitt asked the Senator about a potential run, and his answer was definite.

“I don’t have any plans to run for anything this year because, you know, timing is everything in life and we’ve got a lot of stuff going on. I’ve really been focused on (the Senate) and I was hoping we’d be in the majority these next two years. That’s where I was focused on, but now we’re in the minority, but we have a majority in the House,” Rubio said.

“I have a bunch of things we’re working on. And that’s really what I’ve been focused on,” he continued, noting that a presidential run isn’t something that can be decided quickly. “You’ve got to prepare yourself for that and have all the infrastructure in place. So I have no plans and intentions to do anything, run for anything over the next couple of years.”

Of course, one prominent Florida Republican is already in the race. Former President Donald Trump is a formal candidate, and it appears Gov. Ron DeSantis is a few months away from joining Trump in what looks to become a crowded field.

Though Rubio won re-election to a third term decisively last year against Democratic challenger Val Demings, rumors of a presidential run have not fully disappeared, even as the Senator made few moves consistent with that. Reports of a book launch later this year rekindled speculation.

Decades of Decadence: How Our Spoiled Elites Blew America’s Inheritance of Liberty, Security, and Prosperity” will be released in June by Broadside Books, the HarperCollins imprint responsible for DeSantis’ “The Courage to be Free.” But while DeSantis’ book tour is commonly understood as a prelude to a campaign, Rubio’s now appears to be about simply selling books.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Earl Pitts American

    March 14, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    Good evening America,
    Well now everyone already knew Rubio would pee in his pants on stage if he had to go thru yet another “Little Marco” epic humilation and beat down on the debate stage. Give us some news we did not already know about.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

  • OsaycanUsee?

    March 15, 2023 at 10:03 am

    Marco is a great Senator for Florida and hopefully on to bigger things later.

    Earl please spare us your vulgar remarks and stick to the issues with intelligent remarks..

    American….direct descendant of
    Francis Scott Key.

  • Don’t Look Up

    March 15, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Marco has plans to write strong legislation to protect our Southern Border. 🤡

  • Ian

    March 15, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Dislike him, 💯 correct on this though

  • Ian

    March 15, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    Timing couldn’t be more perfect that running against a Soviet apologist and his disrespectful little poser stepson. Time is now, it’s your party. The time is before it’s fully taken over by morons!!

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