Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced last night that he has suspended his presidential campaign.
The announcement came following a dramatic loss to entertainer and reality TV show host Donald Trump in Rubio's home state of Florida.
“It is not God’s plan that I be president in 2016 or maybe ever,” the Florida senator told a crowd of supporters in Miami. Rubio also warned against divisive politics. “I ask the American people, do not give into the fear, do not give into the frustration.”
“While we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side,” Rubio told his supporters.
Rubio’s decision was prompted by losses in all but three of the presidential nomination contests, but Florida’s winner-take-all primary proved the most devastating. Only six years earlier, he was a tea party favorite who crushed the GOP’s “establishment” candidate to win a seat in the U.S. Senate.
The Florida Senator has pledged to support the eventual GOP Party nominee, although he admitted last week, it was getting harder every day to do that.
“Our disappointment tonight is not on you. It’s on me,” he told supporters that night.
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