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Fresh off his Twitter rant, Marco Rubio talks life after the U.S. Senate in radio interview

Marco Rubio seems to have had enough of speculation that he is in the mix to be Donald Trump's running mate.

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Marco Rubio seems to have had enough of speculation that he is in the mix to be Donald Trump's running mate.

The only rumor Marco Rubio wishes were true about his professional life after the U.S. Senate is that he'll go work for his beloved Miami Dolphins.

"No, unfortunately, no," Rubio told a Miami radio station Tuesday morning. "That one, I can confirm it. It was the one time I hoped an unnamed source was right."

The Dolphins "haven't called yet -- at least not for a job, anyway," Rubio said lightheartedly in a conversation with WIOD AM host Jimmy Cefalo, himself a former player. "There's always hope!"

The Florida Republican reiterated he's still weighing his options for work after his term ends in January.

"I can tell you what I'm not going to be: I''m not going to be a lobbyist -- I'm not going to do that, I'm not interested in that," Rubio said. "I'm not moving to New York and working on Wall Street."

But expect to still see him around.

"I think being a private citizen is a good thing," he said, "and the good news about it is, you can stay engaged politically without being in office, as people have proven over the last few years. So I intend to stay involved politically and engaged on issues."

And never say never to another political run.

"If there's a good opportunity, and it makes sense, and I feel the passion to run for that office," Rubio said. "What I don't want to do is just run for something because it's available and I want to get back in. It has to be something I feel passionate about.

"I don't know what the world is going to look like after November."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 12:50pm]

    

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