REPORT: GOP Leaders To Ask Ben Carson To Drop Out, Run Instead For Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat In Florida

Sorry about that, Florida. Via CNN:

GOP operatives told CNN early Wednesday morning that they’ll push Ben Carson to drop out of the Republican presidential race, and instead run for a U.S. Senate seat from Florida. It’s unclear how receptive the retired neurosurgeon will be to their pleas. Carson did not appear to be going anywhere as Tuesday night drew to a close.

Sen. Marco Rubio, who’s seat is up, has said he will not seek re-election. Carson continues to show no signs of getting out of the race.

“Millions of Americans plead with me to continue,” he said in a statement Tuesday night. “They want to have a choice and a representative voice to ensure people of faith are not marginalized and that integrity is restored to leadership, with a focus on common sense solutions to the myriad problems we face as a nation. They know I am a citizen candidate, not a politician, who won’t do what is expedient, but what is right.”