Todd Wilcox

Another Florida Republican Bows Out of Senate Race, Endorses Rubio
Todd Wilcox says Rubio is best positioned to keep the seat in GOP hands

Todd Wilcox ended his Florida Senate campaign Friday and endorsed incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio. (Courtesy Todd Wilcox for U.S. Senate Facebook page)

Former CIA officer Todd Wilcox ended his Republican campaign for the Florida Senate seat Friday morning and endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio two days after the incumbent decided to run for re-election .   

"Sen. Rubio and I don't agree on everything. We've traveled different paths, but I respect his grasp of the challenges we face and I appreciate the reality that he, as the incumbent, is best positioned to defeat either Patrick Murphy or Alan Grayson," Wilcox said in a statement on his Facebook page Friday morning.   

Senate GOP Candidate: Florida Voters Don't Want Rubio
Internal poll shows Carlos Beruff leading the GOP primary field

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has come under pressure from Republican leaders to reconsider his decision to not run for re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A Republican Senate candidate in Florida is firing a warning shot at Sen. Marco Rubio and the party leaders trying to persuade him to run for re-election: GOP voters have already moved on.  

Carlos Beruff's campaign released an internal poll Tuesday showing the wealthy developer in a dead heat atop a five-man field for the GOP nomination. The survey, conducted by OnMessage Inc. pollster Wes Anderson, found Beruff winning 17 percent of the primary vote, higher than Rep. David Jolly 's 16 percent.  

Republicans Urge Rubio to Reconsider Senate Run
GOP colleagues say he may be the only one who could hold Florida seat

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is being urged by his fellow Republican colleagues to reconsider his decision to not run for re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is telling reporters he stands by his decision not to seek another term in the Senate , even as some of his fellow Republican senators are going public with their calls for him to stick around.  

The former presidential candidate said Thursday it was "unlikely" anything could sway him to be a late entrant ahead of the Florida Senate primary's June 24 filing deadline.