We’re three days past the 2012 Presidential Election, and it’s already time to start thinking about 2016! Sen. Marco Rubio will be heading to Iowa to speak at a birthday fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad. Many believe Rubio will make a run for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination:
DAILY CALLER: Sen. Marco Rubio is heading to Iowa next weekend to headline a birthday fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad.
The invitation to the “Governor’s 2nd Annual 65th Birthday Bash” promises “Live Music,” “Speeches,” “Dancing,” “Fun for the Whole Family,” and, not to be forgotten, “Birthday Cake.”
But more importantly, it promises a likely Republican presidential contender in the state that is not only a crucial swing state, but holds the first nominating caucus in the nation.
Rubio was considered a possible vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney this cycle.
Branstad’s fundraiser last year boasted six of the Republican presidential contenders as speaker — though Romney was not among them. Newt Gingrich also attended the event, but arrived late and did not have a speaking spot, according to CNN. . . . Read More
2016 ought to be very interesting because it will be an open race for both the Democrats and the Republicans, since President Obama will have served two terms.
Smart move. MT @erinmcpike: RCP SCOOP: Marco Rubio has declined Mitch McConnell’s entreaties to run the NRSC next cycle.— Matt K. Lewis (@mattklewis) November 7, 2012