Senators’ Mother’s Day plans: Flowers for 
Klobuchar, McCain; 
Rubio keeps lips sealed

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE, considered a top candidate to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, has a secret he’s not sharing with anyone. He cryptically explained to ITK, “It’s a surprise. I’m not going to tell you, because that’ll ruin the surprise.”

That’s right — the Florida Republican is keeping his lips completely sealed about his plans for … Mother’s Day.

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“Sometimes we do it at home because my mom lives a few blocks away. But this year we’re going to try to do something different” is all Rubio would reveal when asked recently what he had in store for his wife, Jeanette, on May 13.

But the dad of four did disclose he has an accomplice in plotting the Sunday surprise: “My daughter’s now old enough to come up with ideas.”

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharFacebook shifts strategy under lawmaker pressure Competition law has no place raising prices some say are ‘too low’ CNN to host town hall featuring Nancy Pelosi MORE (D-Minn.) tells us the Mother’s Day activity her husband and daughter have planned will likely come as no shock to her: “Usually we go to brunch. And usually they have some kind of gifts.”

But Klobuchar says her family’s mom-centric traditions have changed slightly since she started serving in the upper chamber in 2007: “It used to be, in our easier days, before I had this job, we would always plant the flowers on Mother’s Day. And now that has gotten slightly delayed.”

The flowers the bunch would usually plant? “Oh, just like annuals,” said Klobuchar, before adding with a smile that she prefers a particularly colorful kind — “impatiens — which fits me.”

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE (R-Ariz.) also has blooming buds on the brain for Mother’s Day. The lawmaker, 75, admits that after all these years, it’s pretty tough to come up with new ideas for his 100-year-old mom, Roberta.

But bouquets seem to be the go-to gift for McCain’s mom: “I hope we’ll think of something appropriate. Flowers for sure.”