Georgia: Lewis leads gun control sit in. U.S. Congressman John Lewis led a sit in along with some 30 of his Democratic colleagues in the Congressional Chamber to push for more debate on gun control. Lewis, of course, is no stranger to peaceful protest as a key member of the civil rights movement. Florida: Rubio to seek re-election. Marco Rubio, who had earlier pledged to give up his U.S. Senate seat to seek the GOP nomination for the Presidency, announced Wednesday that he would in fact be running for re-election in November. Rubio will face a tough test against Democratic favorite Patrick Murphy. Alabama: Date set for election to replace Speaker. Governor Robert Bentley announced that the special election to replace disgraced former House Speaker Mike Hubbard would be set for September 13th. Earlier this month Hubbard was found guilty of 12 counts of felony ethics violations.