Washington (CNN)Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving forward with preparations for a potential presidential bid, bringing on a new finance director and planning a fundraising swing across California next week, CNN has confirmed.
Rubio moving towards 2016 bid
Anna Rogers, currently the finance director for American Crossroads, the GOP outside group launched by Karl Rove, is joining Rubio's political action committee at the start of the next month and would serve as his finance director if he runs in 2016.
He's also planning to miss votes in the Senate next week to take a fundraising trip through California, and will visit the early presidential primary states next month. In February, he has fundraising stops in Texas and Chicago planned.
The news comes as Rubio plans to huddle with advisors and supporters in Miami this weekend to discuss his next steps. The Florida senator is up for re-election in 2016, and has said he'll only run for one office.
ABC News first reported Rubio's hiring of a new finance director.