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Marco Rubio is confident that heavy Latino turnout will help him win Senate race

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BRANDON — Although Marco Rubio is a clear favorite to win re-election to his U.S. Senate seat tomorrow night, he wasn’t doing a victory lap when he made a visit to the Hillsborough County Republican Party headquarters in Brandon Monday morning. “Two-hundred and seventy-five thousand Republicans who requested a mail ballot have not returned it yet,” he told the crowd who surrounded him inside the small lobby area of the office. “We’re going to have to start guiding them, because…

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New Florida poll shows Marco Rubio at 50%, Patrick Murphy at 43%

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Sen. Marco Rubio has a big lead over Rep. Patrick Murphy in Florida’s U.S. Senate race. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Rubio leads Murphy, 50 percent to 43 percent. The poll found 7 percent of respondents said they were either voting for someone else or didn’t know. The latest poll of 884 likely Florida voters was conducted from Nov. 3 through Nov. 6. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percent. Rubio has the backing of 93 percent…

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In Central Florida, Barack Obama says justice, fairness, environment, Civil Rights all on the ballot

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Making one last plea for Florida to support Democrat Hillary Clinton and validate his own legacy, President Barack Obama told a big, boisterous crowd in Kissimmee Sunday that democracy itself is on Tuesday’s ballot. Obama made it clear that all Democratic Party priorities and his own legacy are to be judged in the election. “You have proof that your vote matters. And I’m not going to be on the ballot this time. But everything we’ve done is on the ballot.…

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Joe Biden, Jimmy Buffett to hold GOTV rally in St. Petersburg on Monday

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Jimmy Buffett has a message for Floridians: Get out and vote. Buffett is scheduled to perform at a get out the vote rally for Democrats Hillary Clinton, Patrick Murphy, and Charlie Crist on Monday. The Florida music icon will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife. The event comes just one day before Election Day, and is meant to encourage voters to get to the polls. Murphy and Crist are also expected to…

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Marco Rubio makes closing argument in new TV ad

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Sen. Marco Rubio is making his closing arguments in his final TV spot. According to the Rubio campaign, 30-second spot, called “Debt,” is meant to discuss each generation’s “debt and duty to the next. “America is the greatest country in the world, and keeping it that way is every generation’s debt to the next,” he says in the advertisement. “Today, our country is more divided than ever and our challenges are growing more grave, threatening who we are and everything…

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Marco Rubio has a 6-point lead over Patrick Murphy in new Florida poll

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Another day, another poll showing Sen. Marco Rubio ahead in the Sunshine State’s U.S. Senate race. A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Rubio has a 6 percentage point lead over Rep. Patrick Murphy. According to the poll, 50 percent of respondents backed Rubio, compared to 44 percent for Murphy. Five percent of voters said they either didn’t know who they were voting for or were voting for someone else. The poll of 626 likely Florida voters has a margin…

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Florida poll: Hillary Clinton at 49%, Donald Trump at 47%

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With less than a week until the election, the race in Florida remains tight. A new CNN/ORC poll found Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are essentially tied in Florida. The poll found 49 percent of likely Florida voters said they were backing Clinton, while 47 percent said they supported Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3 percent support, while 1 percent said they backed Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The poll of 773 likely voters has a margin of 3.5 percent.…

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