Is Senator Marco Rubio about to go against his promise of not seeking re-election?

He’s got until Florida’s filing deadline on June 24th to figure out.

The rumor mill has gone from loud to deafening among the chattering class in Washington, D.C.  and Florida’s elite Republican donors.

When Marco Rubio made the decision to run for President, the freshmen Senator from Florida declared he would not seek re-election this fall.

In a presidential election year where immigration policies have dominated the Republican primaries, Rubio’s presidential destiny was determined in 2013 when he teamed with liberal New York Democrat Chuck Schumer and pro-open borders Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham to become the public face of the Gang of Eight amnesty bill.

His presidential hopes ended early after he embarrassingly received just over 25% of the vote in his own home state of Florida.

Immediately following his failed presidential bid, Rubio declared he would quietly become a private citizen at the end of his term.

When rumors popped up in May that he might change his mind, he took to Twitter to reiterate his desire to not seek re-election:

But things change on the dime in politics.

Despite Rubio’s Tweets, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn publicly called on Rubio to seek re-election.

And National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair, Roger Wicker, told CNN in a recent interview that it was “a very real development”.

With the latest peer pressure from his colleagues in the U.S. Senate, Rubio started to waiver on his pledge of not seeking re-election.

In a recent CNN interview, Rubio said he would have considered running for re-election if his friend, Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, hadn’t already announced his intention to run.

But once again, things change on the dime in politics.

Shortly after the interview, Politico reported that Lopez-Cantera told Rubio he would step aside should he change his mind.

And one of their biggest competitors for the Republican nomination, Congressman David Jolly, also announced at a press conference that he would abandon his Florida Senate bid and seek re-election to the House of Representatives instead.

Still, if Rubio decided to flip-flop on his promise and seek re-election, it would be an uphill battle.

He could be painted as an opportunist craving the need to be re-elected.

Should Rubio announce that he’s had a change of heart, he will still have two credible primary opponents even with Jolly and Lopez-Cantera’s departure.

Two wealthy political outsiders, businessmen Carlos Beruff and Todd Wilcox, have both declared they will not step aside for Rubio.

Rubio’s recent luck in elections against wealthy businessmen, like Donald Trump for example, won’t make his decision any easier.

Plus, Rubio’s lackluster attendance record of missing 68 percent of all committee hearings since taking office in 2011- as well as missing many Senate votes – does not sit well with Florida voters.

In fact, only 32 percent of voters in a Public Policy Polling approve of Marco Rubio’s job as a U.S. Senator.

That same poll also showed Rubio tied with a Democrat in a hypothetical general election match-up.

These reasons alone could make Rubio reconsider running for re-election.

For starters, he hasn’t completely ruined his chances of running for President again in the future.

At just 45 years old, there’s still plenty of time to make trips to Iowa and New Hampshire over the next four or eight years.

But if he were to lose the re-election to the Senate, it would significantly damage his image – and losing twice in the same year would be hard to bounce back from.

With the June 24th filing deadline quickly approaching, Rubio’s running out of time to make his decision.

Until then, the rumors and pressure for Rubio to run will only increase.