Rubio supporters in Congress warm to contested convention

When asked if a brokered convention might be the best chance left for a preferable candidate, Rubio supporter Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) laughed nervously before answering, “All I can say is that I’m concerned about a Trump nomination.”

Sixty-two Republicans endorsed Rubio for president — more than any other GOP candidate.

Lawmakers who endorsed Rubio said both the Kasich and Cruz campaigns reached out to them after the Florida senator’s poor showing in his home state Tuesday night.

But there was no huge movement on Wednesday, a departure from February, when nearly a dozen lawmakers quickly switched their support to Rubio after Bush suspended his campaign.

Kasich collected one new congressional endorsement on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) confirmed that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairman would be switching his endorsement from Rubio to Kasich.