When you are the establishment’s chosen candidate, you can afford to duck debates.
My Florida voting district has two races for the U.S Congress, Florida Senator and Florida Congressional District 23.
For the U.S. Senate, Republicans have four choices; incumbent Marco Rubio, Carlos Beruff, Ernie Rivera and Dwight Young. Unless you read my earlier post The Florida US Senate Republican Primary – And the Rest, you probably have never heard of the last three men. That is exactly what Rubio is counting on. Name recognition is a primary reason that there is over a 90% re-election rate in Congress.
There is no motivation for Rubio to debate. It’s not out of lack of experience. Rubio has participated in many debates over the past year as a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for president.