Marco Rubio Joins Long List of Republicans Skipping GOP Convention


On second thought, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will not be attending the GOP convention this month.

Rubio had been planning to attend the confab in Cleveland but now joins a long list of Republicans who seem to be calculating it’s better politics to stay away.

It’s another way presumptive nominee Donald Trump is breaking the rules of politics — instead of providing coattails for down-ballot lawmakers hoping to share his stage, he seems to have little to offer them.

A Rubio spokeswoman said the senator decided to spend his time closer to home now that he is running for re-election.

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SOURCE: Tribune Washington Bureau, Lisa Mascaro