Washington GOP leaders begged Marco Rubio to run for a second term and, after much staging, Rubio "reluctantly" announced this week that he would oblige them.
Whoa!, said Scott in post on Facebook earlier today.
When I ran for office in 2010, I was a political outsider and the entire Republican establishment was against me. They already had their hand-picked candidate and it wasn’t me.
But, the voters of Florida spoke and I was elected Governor.
Carlos Beruff is a good friend of mine, a businessman and an outsider to politics. The voters of Florida deserve the opportunity to consider his candidacy alongside Senator Rubio and make their own decision.
The opinions of the political class in Washington are not relevant to the voters of Florida. Florida Republicans will pick the nominee on their own.
Translation - pound sand Marco.
One suspects that the Rubio camp is not happy with the Governor.