Rubio won’t attend Republican national convention

Author: Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) – A spokeswoman for Sen. Marco Rubio says the Florida Republican is skipping the GOP Convention in Cleveland. That makes Rubio the latest high-profile Republican to decide not to attend the convention that is preparing to nominate Donald Trump for president.

Rubio spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas says Rubio wants to spend his time campaigning for re-election to his Senate seat. She says Rubio had planned to go to the convention when he wasn’t seeking re-election but now that he’s decided to seek another term he’s focusing on that.

Rubio clashed with Trump on more than one occasion during the presidential primaries, with Trump derisively referring to him as “Little Marco.” Still, Rubio has reluctantly endorsed the real estate mogul for president.

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