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2016 U.S. Senate race

Patrick Murphy to Marco Rubio: ‘Florida’s just not that into you’

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Patrick Murphy has a message for Marco Rubio: “Florida’s just not that into you.” To prove his point, Murphy, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, sent supporters an email citing a new survey where, out of 100 senators, Rubio ranks as fifth-least-popular in the nation. The poll, released Wednesday by digital media research firm Morning Consult, found that among Florida voters, Rubio has a dismal 41 percent disapproval rating — which Murphy says is a result of Rubio having “the worst attendance…

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Joe Henderson: Marco Rubio’s 2016 slogan — ‘Maybe I’ll stay. Maybe I won’t.’

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I love a good campaign slogan. It can be the key to victory, as we saw with Barack Obama’s “Hope and Change” and George W. Bush’s “Compassionate Conservative” pitch. And then there is Marco Rubio, Florida’s reluctant U.S. senator who is running, sort of, for re-election to an office he doesn’t appear to completely embrace. When asked a fairly straightforward question on CNN if he will commit to serving the full six-year term if Florida voters re-elect him, Rubio said…

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Despite abuse claims, Alan Grayson staying in Florida Senate race

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Democratic leaders want Rep. Alan Grayson to go away. His ex-wife says he’s abusive. Ethics questions dog him. Yet the liberal lawmaker is refusing to drop his bid for the U.S. Senate, potentially upending party hopes that moderate Rep. Patrick Murphy will emerge as the nominee against Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. Grayson is counting on the party’s most faithful to ignore the negative headlines and look at his record of being a champion of liberal values, as opposed to Murphy,…

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GOP hits Patrick Murphy in Florida Senate race, and Barack Obama hits back

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Republicans aren’t waiting until the primary to start attacking Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy in an effort to define him before he can define himself, a sign they believe that the U.S. congressman will be the nominee and the tougher candidate to beat in November. The race in Florida is being closely watched since it could it tilt the U.S. Senate back to Democrats. Incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio initially said he wasn’t going to run for a new term,…

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Carlos Beruff calls on Marco Rubio to visit all 67 Florida counties

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Carlos Beruff has checked all 67 counties off his to-visit list, and now wants Sen. Marco Rubio to pledge he’ll do the same. The Manatee County Republican on Thursday called on Rubio to make a commitment to visit the state’s 67 counties each year he is elected. Beruff said he has already made a similar commitment. “I’ve committed to visiting all 67 counties every year because the people of Florida deserve a Senator who’s a true public servant focused on…

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Carlos Beruff calls for special prosecutor over Hillary Clinton emails

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Carlos Beruff thinks a special prosecutor should determine whether to file charges against Hillary Clinton. The calls for a special prosecutor came less than an hour after the FBI had said it wouldn’t recommend charges against Clinton for the use of a private email server while secretary of state. However, FBI Director James Comey called Clinton’s actions “extremely careless” and faulted the agency for its approach to handling classified material. “Hillary Clinton’s careless mishandling of classified documents should disqualify her…

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Marco Rubio leads Carlos Beruff 71% to 7% in new AIF poll

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Marco Rubio holds a 60-plus point lead over Carlos Beruff. That’s according to a new Associated Industries of Florida poll of likely Republican primary voters. The survey — conducted on June 27 and June 28, one week after Rubio announced he was running for re-election — found 71 percent of respondents said they would support Rubio in the primary. Seven percent of voters said they would vote for Beruff, while 18 percent said they were still undecided. Rubio announced last week…

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