June 19, 2012
Despite widespread speculation that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is one of the top names under consideration for Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nomination, the freshman senator has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or fill out any financial disclosure documents, according to a report by ABC News.
Rubio has long been considered a front-runner for the job, bringing conservative bona fides and high popularity in the crucial swing state of Florida to a potential ticket.
And so far, indications had been that Rubio was very much in the running. The senator has appeared multiple times on the campaign trail with Romney since the former governor clinched the GOP nomination, earning a warm reception from the assembled crowds. Ties are strong between Romney and Rubio staffers, with many top-level advisers having spent time working for both men. The Florida lawmaker is also slated to appear at a high-dollar fundraiser in New York City with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) for the super-PAC backing Romney’s effort.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 9:35 am