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APNewsBreak: Rubio book says he almost quit race

June 15, 2012 • Entertainment


FILE – In htis April 23, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, campaigning with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks to reporters in Aston, Pa. When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney picks his running mate, odds are he’ll select someone with far less wealth than his own. Unless he chooses Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, one of the richest women in America. Some of the potential Republican vice presidential nominees are grappling with the same financial issues as many of their countrymen. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio was on the verge of dropping out of the 2010 race for Senate, convinced that then-Gov. Charlie Crist’s popularity, power and money would be too much to overcome in a Republican primary. He was also afraid any future political ambitions would be crushed by Crist’s supporters, Rubio wrote in his autobiography to be released next week.

Rubio said there was a tremendous amount of pressure to quit when he was far behind in the polls and had little money in the bank. He knew Crist would attack him and wondered how he could respond with few resources. He considered running instead for attorney general.

While laying the groundwork to switch races, however, he was asked Login to read more

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