Marco Rubio shrugs off veep talk but just wait till 2016

WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio insists he’ll say “thanks, but no thanks” to the vice presidential spot on the Republican ticket but suggests that anything’s possible in 2016 and beyond.

“I am really committed to doing a good job in the Senate,” the Florida Republican told a dozen-plus reporters Thursday. “If I do a good job in the Senate, three, four, five, six years from now, I’ll have a different opportunity … to do things inside of government and outside of government.”

The Cuban-American and freshman lawmaker has frequently been mentioned as a potential running mate for likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney — and a surefire way for the Republican Party to improve its abysmal standing with Hispanic voters. A Pew Research Center survey out Tuesday showed President Barack Obama with an overwhelming advantage over Romney among Hispanic registered voters, 67-27 percent.

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