Marco Rubio’s attendance record is front and center in a new TV ad for Carlos Beruff.
The ad features people talking about Rubio and his time in office, with many saying they were disappointed with the Miami Republican.
“I liked Marco Rubio. When he was running for the Senate originally back in 2010, I liked him a lot,” a man is shown saying in the 30-second spot. “When he got to the Senate, he forgot who elected him and why they elected him. … He didn’t do what he said he was going to do.”
The 30-second spot, called “He Wasn’t There,” shows other people complaining about Rubio’s attendance, with one person saying “If he doesn’t show up, how can I put my trust in him.”
Rubio got hammered during his presidential bid for his poor attendance, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel even called on Rubio to resign because he had missed so many votes.
Rubio faces Beruff in the Aug. 30 Republican primary.
Beruff, a Manatee County homebuilder, has poured a significant amount of his own wealth into the race and has spent heavily on television advertising. But he continues to lag behind in the polls, with a recent Suffolk University poll showing Rubio led Beruff 62 percent to 12 percent.