The favorite son of the state of Florida Marco Rubio lost the Florida primary and decided it was time to end his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He made the announcement that he was suspending his campaign.
In his concession speech, 44-year-old Rubio, who came in second place well behind Trump in the primary on Tuesday, told supporters that he had “endeavored over the last 11 months to bridge this divide in our party. While we are on the right side this year, we will not be on the winning side.”
Rubio was the establishment candidate and despite over $30 million on his behalf by Republican super pacs to try to stop Trump in Florida, it came too little too late.
With Rubio out that leaves three Republicans running for president: front-runner Trump, followed by Ted Cruz and John Kasich.
The delegates he has earned thus far will be free to vote for whomever they wish at the convention.