Marco Rubio suspends campaign after losing in Florida primary
Marco Rubio put an end Thursday to speculation that he might run for Florida governor in 2018, now that he's out of the Republican presidential race.
He also ruled out being vice-president for any candidate. And he reiterated he won't seek reelection to his Senate seat, though he's technically still got time to do so.
Rubio seemed in good spirits, cracking a few jokes despite ending his campaign less than 48 hours earlier. He said he's unprepared to endorse one of his former rivals yet, though he told Minnesota backers in a call that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the remaining "conservative" in the race.
"I meant Ted's positions are conservative," Rubio said. "I like Gov. [John] Kasich. That was just my opinion."
Once his Senate term concludes, Rubio will be out of public life, at least for a while.
"I'm going to be a private citizen in January," he said.