From the Tampa Bay Times:
Sen. Marco Rubio will not attend the GOP convention, citing the need to stay in Florida and focus on his re-election campaign. Rubio joins a list of prominent Republicans — among them Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte — skipping the convention because of Donald Trump.
But Rubio’s campaign — comfortably ahead in GOP primary pollls — said Trump isn’t the reason.
“Florida has always been a competitive state and it will be this fall. Marco had planned to go to the convention before he decided to seek re-election. Since Marco got into the race late, he will be in Florida campaigning and meeting with voters instead of going to Ohio,” spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas said.
Uh huh. We totally believe that.