Rubio recently gathered with his top fundraisers to highlight their importance and talk about the possibility of making a White House run in 2016, saying “he expected to make a decision in the first quarter of 2015.”
“He was pretty forward leaning,” one attendee said. “He basically said if I can raise the money, I am going to potentially run.”
Rubio has a book due out in January, “American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone,” which reportedly encompesses his vision for “a better America.”
The attendees at the dinner were part of Rubio’s Washington fundraising committee that he launched in August 2013. The group is co-led by Dirk Van Dongen of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and Scott Weaver.
Others on the committee include Joe Wall of Goldman Sachs, former Rep. Bill Paxon (R-N.Y.), Stephen Replogle of Cove Strategies, among others. The goals for each member ranged from raising as much as $200,o00 to $20,000.
Sources told Politico Rubio’s fundraising is on schedule, if not ahead of it, which should put him in good position should he opt to make a run.