"I really want to serve alongside George Allen in the Senate," he said, ranking Virginia "at the very top" of the heap of most important Senate races in the nation. Before he left the flower shop, Rubio ordered some flowers for his wife, who he said has been put through a lot in recent months. Asked if that was a reference to the Romney campaign digging into his past, he said, "No, no, no, it's about the book stuff. Having the late nights writing a book." His memoir is set to be released later this month. He ordered thirteen roses for his wife. "You can't go wrong with roses," he said.