Republican presidential candidate, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio speaks during a campaign rally on March 7, 2016 in Tampa, Fla.
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March 30, 2016 8:43 AM EDT

Despite suspending his campaign, Sen. Marco Rubio is attempting to keep every delegate he won while running for president.

The unusual move reflects preparations for a contested convention this summer — and comes as Donald Trump backed away from an earlier pledge to support the Republican party’s nominee if he is treated unfairly after winning more delegates than his rivals.

Rubio aide Alex Burgos told MSNBC that while the Florida senator is “no longer a candidate,” he “wants to give voters a chance to stop Trump.”

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