EXCLUSIVE — Marco Rubio: “I’m Not Selling my House!”

Marco Rubio's house

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio just pulled his house in West Miami off the market! (MLS photo)

WEST MIAMI — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who said last year he wanted to sell his South Florida homestead so that he could buy something in Washington, D.C., has just pulled the suburban rock pile off the market!

It’s yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Despite the recent lowering of the asking price, Rubio’s house at 6060 SW 13th St. in West Miami has failed to attract offers after more than a year on the MLS listings!

Still, it’s unclear at this point why the senator made the move.

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Marco Rubio: Staying put? (AP photo)

Neither his press secretary nor the listing agent, Rubio’s drug-dealer-turned-Realtor brother-in-law, returned calls for comment.

But this much is sure: When Rubio first listed the place for sale in early 2013, his political stock was rising at such speed that Time magazine deemed him the savior of the shell-shocked Republican Party.

Since then, Rubio’s been criticized by the hard right for his stand in favor of immigration reforms that would include a path to citizenship — and his presidential prospects may be dimming.

Marco Rubio's pool

Marco Rubio gets to keep his Miami pool for a while longer (MLS photo)

Records show Rubio paid $550,000 for the 2,600-square-foot house in the aptly named El Retiro neighborhood in 2005. It was first listed for $675,000, but the price went down to $630,000 late last year.

Still no taker!

Rubio and his digs made news in February, when Rubio delivered the GOP rebuttal to President Barrack Obama‘s State of the Union address and claimed he was still living in the “working-class” neighborhood he grew up in.

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