Florida: Lopez-Cantera says he’d step aside. Florida Attorney General Carlos Lopez-Cantera said this week that if Marco Rubio decides to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate he’d agree to back out of the race. Rumors about Rubio re-entering the race have heated up in recent days. Texas: Cruz plots course. Following a failed bid for the Presidency, Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has met with confidants to plot out his next move. Many Republicans see him as the face of Conservatism in Washington D.C. moving forward.