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Rubio: 2016 decision will come next year

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday he would not decide whether to run for president until this time next year.

During and interview on his weeklong trip to Asia, Rubio said he would wait before deciding between running for reelection to his Senate seat or entering the 2016 presidential contest. He also did not rule out leaving public office entirely.  

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“At this time next year I will have to make a decision about something like that, and that time will come,” Rubio said on CNBC when asked whether he would run for reelection or for the White House.

Rubio, who won a seat in the Senate in 2010, would be up for reelection in 2016. The Florida senator said a number of factors would play into his decision, starting with his family’s consideration.

“My most important job is the job of father and husband, so that will be the first thing I think about,” he said. “The second is whether I feel like there is another office in which I can further this agenda that I’ve outlined, or whether there is work that remains to be done in the Senate or whether my time has come to return to the private sector.”

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