A small plane carrying U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and his wife made an emergency landing in Albuquerque.
Albuquerque Aviation Police Chief Marshall Katz says no one was injured when the plane landed Saturday afternoon at Albuquerque International Sunport.
The Cessna Citation 10 had been bound for Des Moines, Iowa, after departing from Las Vegas.
Rubio told reporters that the plane had a mechanical issue and joked that it was fine with him to land in a swing state.
The Republican had tweeted that he was en route to a Mitt Romney rally in Iowa. He posted later that he gave a speech via cell phone.
Romney has said he is considering the first-term senator as a running mate.
On Twitter, the Senator said he had boarded another plane earlier in the day which had malfunctioned, as well. Senator Rubio tweeted, "I know how to take a hint!"