Marco Rubio Cancels Two Rallies In a Row: Is He About To DROP OUT?


Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has abruptly cancelled rallies scheduled in Kentucky and Louisiana fueling speculation that he may be bowing out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

Rubio fared poorly in the Super Tuesday state races, only pulling out a victory in Minnesota. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who fared better, has been calling on Rubio to drop out so there is a single candidate who can compete against Donald Trump, who so far has seemed unstoppable.

The Courier-Journal in Kentucky reported about Rubio’s cancellation of the Friday rally in Lexington.

Tyler Glick, a spokesman for Anne Northrup, Rubio’s campaign chairwoman in Kentucky, said the campaign hasn’t provided any more information about the cancellation.

Rubio had been scheduled to hold a 10:15 a.m. rally at the Lexington Center on Friday, one day before the Kentucky Republican presidential caucus in which more than 40 delegates are up for grabs.

Quietly last night Rubio also cancelled a rally in Boca Raton, WBRZ is reporting.

Individuals who signed up for tickets to see Rubio received an email Wednesday that the event was canceled.

“In order to use Marco’s time as efficiently as possible before Saturday’s contests, Marco will not be making a stop in Louisiana Friday night,” the email read.

Cancelling one rally isn’t anything to write home about, but cancelling two back-to-back rallies is fueling speculation that Rubio may be willing to bow out of the race.

A scheduled rally Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, is still scheduled with Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.

Both the Rubio and the Cruz camp have been desperately trying to convince the other side to drop out to challenge Trump. So far, nobody has blinked.

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