Rubio almost dropped out of Senate race

5:47 AM, Jun 15, 2012   |    comments
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
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ORLANDO, Fla. (WKMG) - He's being talked about as a possible vice presidential candidate, but Sen. Marco Rubio almost dropped out of the primary for U.S. Senate two years ago.

In his upcoming memoir, "Marco Rubio: An American Son," Rubio writes he was convinced that former Gov. Charlie Crist's popularity, power and money would be too much to overcome.

But, he got angry at tactics aimed to force him out of the race.

"I crossed the bridge and burned it behind me," Rubio writes. "There was no way back and no way out but forward."

Rubio eventually gained more support and Crist dropped out of the primary, then lost as an independent.

Rubio's book comes out next Tuesday.

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