Sen. Marco Rubio is moving closer to a presidential run in 2016, with a senior aide telling ABC’s Jon Karl that his team has been instructed to move forward.
“He has told us to proceed as if he is running for president,” the aide said told Karl. A Rubio aide confirmed to Breitbart News that the ABC News report was accurate, although the Florida senator has not made a final decision.
Already, Rubio has hired Anna Rogers, the current finance director for American Crossroads, to join his political action committee, intended to start on February 1.
According to the ABC report, Rubio will meet with major donors of his political action committee this weekend and make a fundraising swing through California, Texas, and Chicago next week.
Once former Florida Governor Jeb Bush signaled interest in a presidential run, Rubio was careful to explain that it would have no effect on his own decision whether or not to run himself.
“I don’t believe if I decide to run for president that that will be an impediment,” he said earlier this month in an interview with National Public Radio.