After getting pummeled by Donald Trump in his home state of Florida, Marco Rubio exited the 2016 presidential race and told his supporters that he was done with politics.
He was adamant that he wanted to focus on other things in the private sector.
Things got even more interesting on Saturday when the Republican who was supposed to be taking his place in the race, David Jolly, dropped out because he believes Rubio is getting back in.
Republican Congressman David Jolly is dropping out of the Senate race and will instead run for re-election for his House seat, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Jolly will likely be taking on two-time loser, former Florida governor, and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, who announced he would be seeking the Democratic nomination in Jolly’s district. Crist had previously ruled out running for office in 2016 (via Tampa Bay Times):
U.S. Rep David Jolly will drop out of the U.S. Senate race and run for re-election instead, taking on likely Democratic nominee Charlie Crist, confirmed former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker”David Jolly’s passion is to serve the people of Pinellas,” Baker said. “He learned at the side of Congressman Bill Young and he has effectively served all parts of our county. I strongly endorse his candidacy and his reelection.”
Jolly has said for two weeks he expects Rubio to run for re-election now, and he has no interest in running against him.
FL GOP Rep Jolly on CNN on FL Senate: "Marco is saying he in getting in"
— Deirdre Walsh (@deirdrekwalsh) June 17, 2016
We shall see…