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Rubio to Become 'Private Citizen' After Finishing Term in Senate

The former GOP candidate says he won't consider a run for vice president

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    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., returns to work as a U.S. Senator on Thursday, March 17, 2016, after suspending his bid to run for president. He said he will leave politics after finishing his term in the Senate.

    Marco Rubio told reporters he planned to leave politics for some time after his current term in the Senate is done, although he offered no other specifics on his future, NBC News reported. 

    "I'm going to finish my term here in Senate, work hard and then be private citizen in January," he said. 

    Rubio also told reporters he’s ruled out running as vice president for the GOP’s eventual nominee, NBC News reported.

    The former presidential candidate and Florida senator told reporters Thursday he wasn’t going to endorse any of the remaining candidates, although he was hopeful Republicans could coalesce around an alternative to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.