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

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioColbert: Students taking action on gun violence 'give me hope' Lawmakers feel pressure on guns Florida lawmaker's aide fired after claiming shooting survivors were 'actors' 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 KlobucharOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Dems seek reversal of nursing home regulatory rollback 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 McCainLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Democrats put Dreamers and their party in danger by playing hardball Trump set a good defense budget, but here is how to make it better 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.”