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New FDP Video Highlights Rubio’s ‘Commitment Issues’

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Today, the Florida Democratic Party launched a new digital ad highlighting Marco Rubio’s refusal to commit to serving a full term if reelected to the United States Senate. Rubio, who frequently maligned his office during his failed presidential bid, will not offer Floridians his promise that he won’t abandon his job to chase his ambition yet again. 

“The least Floridians deserve from Marco Rubio is a commitment to serve a full term — especially after abandoning the job once already,” said FDP spokesman Max Steele. “With all of the issues Florida families are facing, we can’t afford a part-time Senator cooling his heels while he plans his next run for office. It’s time for Marco Rubio to drop the act and give constituents a straightforward answer as to why he will not fully commit to serving the people of Florida” 

Watch: The timeline of Marco Rubio’s ‘Commitment Issues” with Florida

Script:

SCREEN: 2012 I didn’t run for the Senate as a stepping stone to something else 

MARCO RUBIO: I didn’t run for the Senate as a stepping stone to something else 

SCREEN: 2015 I announce my candidacy for president of the United States!

MARCO RUBIO: I announce my candidacy for president of the United States! 

REPORTER: Will Rubio serve his full six year term if reelected?

SCREEN: 2016 No one can make that commitment

MARCO RUBIO: No one can make that commitment because you don’t know what the future’s going to hold in your life. 

SCREEN: [Washington Post Headline]: Marco Rubio is running for Senate again. So that he can run for President again 

SCREEN: 2016 Did you learn you can't run for president from the Senate? 

REPORTER: Did you learn you can't run for president from the Senate?

SCREEN: 2016 No, I don't think that's true.

MARCO RUBIO: No, I don't think that's true.

SCREEN: [Tampa Bay Times Headline]: Behind Rubio’s Senate decision, hopes for another presidential run

SCREEN: If Rubio Can’t Commit to Florida... 

REPORTER: Will Rubio serve his full six year term if reelected? 

SCREEN: Why should Florida commit to him? 

MARCO RUBIO: No one can make that commitment. 

Patrick Murphy: You compare that to Senator Rubio, who just yesterday said ‘no one can make a commitment to a six year term.’ Well guess what Senator? I’ve got two words for you. I CAN.

SCREEN: I can. - Patrick Murphy

SCREEN: Paid for by the Florida Democratic Party. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.