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Trump Asks Big Favor from 'Little Marco'
Trump pleads with Rubio to stay in Senate, help maintain GOP majority

Donald Trump often derided Marco Rubio's record in the Senate when they were running against each other for the Republican presidential nomination. (Getty Images file photo)

Donald Trump made a big request Thursday to the man he once so gleefully derided as "Little Marco."  

In a tweet , Trump pleaded with his former Republican presidential primary rival to seek re-election to the Senate — in spite of Rubio's insistence that he doesn't want to — referencing poll numbers that suggested the GOP could otherwise lose the Florida seat.