WASHINGTON - US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told Fox News on Monday he would announce on April 13 whether he plans to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
Asked about reports he had booked the Freedom Tower in Miami on that date for an undisclosed event, Rubio said he had not reserved a specific site yet, "but I will announce on April 13 what I'm going to do next in terms of running for president or the US Senate."
Pressed on whether he would announce a White House bid, Rubio said: "I'll announce something on April 13."
His website, marcorubio.com, promised: "A big announcement is coming! Will you be there?"
Among other Republicans, US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced his bid for his party's nomination last week, and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky plans to make his intentions known on April 7.
Rubio's fellow Floridian, former Republican Governor Jeb Bush, has formed an exploratory committee but has yet to make his White House bid official.