Citing top Marco Rubio donors, Fox Business reported Wednesday that the Republican candidate will drop out of the presidential race before the crucial Florida primary if his poll numbers don’t increase in that state.
“They’re saying barring some better polling… he will likely suspend before Florida. That’s what his money-men here in New York City are telling me,” host Charles Gasparino reported.
“The feeling is despair,” he said bluntly. “We talk about paths to victory. This is what his guys are saying; they don’t see a path to victory and they think it’s better to get out sooner rather than later.”
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) March 9, 2016
Gasparino did say that that the situation was fluid, that the Rubio campaign still had some anti-Trump ads they had yet to unveil.
The Fox Business report comes after a CNN report earlier in the week claiming that some Rubio advisors were urging him to drop out before Florida. The Rubio campaign strongly denounced that report as completely untrue, with chief spokesman Alex Conant appearing on CNN to shame the network. Conant also tweeted out a reaction calling the Fox Business report “100% false.”
I know for a fact this report is 100% false. Marco will be on debate stage tomorrow & 100% committed to winning FL https://t.co/OkovKzdyGG
— Alex Conant (@AlexConant) March 9, 2016
Watch above, via Fox Business.
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