Sunshine State News
With his friend and ally Marco Rubio running for a second term in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera bowed out of the Senate race on Wednesday morning.
Lopez-Cantera met with Rubio last week after the jihadist terrorist attack in Orlando and urged his friend to run for a second term. On Wednesday, with reports out that Rubio was running for reelection, Lopez-Cantera ended his Senate bid.
“I want to thank all of my supporters in this campaign, and I want to congratulate and thank Marco for his decision to pursue re-election to the U.S. Senate,” Lopez-Cantera said. “As his friend, I know this was a thoughtful yet difficult decision that was made with our country’s best interest at heart. Florida needs a principled conservative leader now more than ever, and that is what Marco has been and will continue to be. Additionally, as I previously stated, I will not file as a candidate in this U.S. Senate race, continuing my service as Florida’s lieutenant governor with Governor Scott focusing on Florida.