U.S. Rep. Grayson Qualifies For Senate, Takes Shots At Sen. Rubio

Jun 21, 2016

Credit Nick Evans

As candidates begin qualifying for Florida’s U.S. Senate race, one of the biggest questions is whether incumbent Marco Rubio will change his mind and run for reelection.  At least one Democrat would welcome the challenge.

Orlando Congressman Alan Grayson has at least three other Democrats standing between him and his party’s nomination, but that’s not keeping him from taking shots at Republican incumbent Marco Rubio. 

“Look, you know I don’t know why he wants to continue in the job,” Grayson says. “He doesn’t seem to show any interest for it, and for god’s sake certainly no flair.  Maybe he should let somebody else do it for a while who has some ability to get good things done for the people of Florida.”

When Rubio jumped into the presidential race he announced he would forgo a reelection bid in the Senate, and so far he’s stuck to that.  But in recent weeks, calls have grown for him to reverse course and enter the race.  With the presidential contest driving Democratic turnout, some Republicans believe sticking with the incumbent is the best way to protect their party’s narrow Senate majority.