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MIAMI (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came to Washington on Wednesday to talk to President Barack Obama about jobs and the Zika virus. He also took a stroll around the Capitol with Rep. Corrine Brown, one of many Florida Republicans looking for a new home.
It’s the latest turn of events in what has become a political landscape upheaval in Washington.
After a stunning defeat in November’s election, Republicans are in search of new leadership and are trying to pick a new leader to join their leader Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate.
Florida’s 1st District GOP is weighing two GOP presidential hopefuls. They are Sens. John McCain and Donald Trump, Florida’s 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
But both are far from Florida.
The Florida GOP also announced Monday night that it was considering another Senate candidate in a state where Rubio has enjoyed the most success as an insurgent political candidate.
The Senate seat that will open up soon from the state’s 1st Congressional District, which is held by Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson of Miami, will be on the ballot for the first time in November’s general election.
It was the third time the 1st District