Former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford won't be following in Marco Rubio's footsteps -- at least not yet.
Weatherford ended speculation Wednesday that he might run for Rubio's U.S. Senate seat next year, citing his young family. He's youngest child is 7 months old.
Many good candidates looking at 2016 Senate race, I will not be one of them. (1/3)— Will Weatherford (@willweatherford) April 15, 2015
My wife and I have an agreement that I will not run for office while we still have children in diapers. (2/3)— Will Weatherford (@willweatherford) April 15, 2015
I look forward to seeing a great field of Republican candidates and holding R majority in U.S. Senate. (3/3)— Will Weatherford (@willweatherford) April 15, 2015
A slew of Republican U.S. House members from Florida have said they're thinking about candidacies. So are Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera of Miami and state Sen. Don Gaetz of Niceville. U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter is the most prominent candidate on the Democratic side.