Carlos Lopez-Cantera applauds Marco Rubio for running a ‘courageous and positive campaign’ Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster 03/15/2016 Our Politics Carlos Lopez-Cantera is sending well wishes to his friend Marco Rubio. Lopez-Cantera, the state’s lieutenant governor and a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said in a statement that he wanted to congratulate Rubio for a “courageous and positive campaign.” “Elections do not always have outcomes one expects, but I know that Marco’s Reagan-esque optimism is something our country desperately needs right now,” said Lopez-Cantera in a statement. “I know Marco’s voice will continue to be a part of the conservative movement in America.” Rubio, a Miami Republican and U.S. senator, suspended his presidential bid Tuesday after a crushing defeat his home state. Rubio received 27 percent of the vote, well behind Donald Trump, who received nearly 46 percent of the ballot. Lopez-Cantera is one of five Republicans vying to replace Rubio in the United States Senate. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.