Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) could be gearing up for a 2024 Presidential bid.
Rubio finished third in the GOP’s Presidential primary in 2016, behind former President Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (Texas).
All the signs point to a possible 2024 bid as Rubio prepares to release his third book, “Decades of Decadence,” on June 13, 2023.
In 2015, months before announcing his intention to seek the Presidency, Rubio released his first book “American Dreams.”
The timing of his third book — the second released in 2021 outside election season — points to jockeying for the GOP primary.
Despite the confirmation of the 272-page book’s release date and publisher (Broadside Books — a division of Harper Collins), nothing exists about the contents of the book.
However, a 2023 book release comes as little exists in the way of Rubio being considered a contender in the 2024 GOP Presidential primaries.
Among the list of possible contenders — Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, among others — Rubio’s name hasn’t featured.
According to reporting by The Hill, citing two “GOP operatives,” Rubio will likely avail himself for a Presidential race if the opportunity for a bid opened up.
However, another operative noted that Rubio would have lost plenty of the voter base he had in 2016.
The operative pointed to two of Rubio’s surrogates in 2016 — Haley and another potential 2024 contender Senator Tim Scott (S.C.) — fielding Presidential bids of their own.
But the operative pointed to Rubio’s record of wins, being a “great communicator and a very skilled candidate” as reasons Rubio could be viable.