Responding to the news that Mr. Rubio has reversed course and intends to announce his re-election bid this week, Mr. Beruff, who entered the GOP primary race earlier this year, said the Florida senator is part of the problem, not the solution.
"I'm not a politician. I'm a businessman who wants to bring a business mindset to the problems facing our country and our state," he said. "It's simple. Do you want a senator who puts politics and their own ambition first? Or do you want a senator who puts Florida first?"