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Florida Democrats belittle Marco Rubio on his Florida loss

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The Florida Democratic Party would just as soon not see U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio recover easily from his Florida Republican presidential primary loss so they piled on Tuesday, calling him “Little Marco” and saying he is out of excuses.

The Democrats called his loss a “profound rejection” and embarrassing, accused him of having “ambition and professional delinquency as Florida’s Part time senator.”

“Florida Democrats knew that once Americans got to know Marco, they would see what those of us in the Sunshine State have known all along: Rubio is nothing more than a self-centered career-politician heavy on ambition and light on substance,” FDP Chair Allison Tant stated in a news release.

“Floridians will not forget that Rubio cowardly placed partisan politics ahead of doing what was right when it came to immigration reform and dealing with Donald Trump. After months of ignoring Trump’s escalating rhetoric, Rubio maintained that he would support Trump in the general election despite the GOP frontrunner’s campaign spiraling into vitriol and violence.

“While it remains to be seen if Rubio will attempt to salvage the wreckage of his political career, no amount of spin can distract from the clear lesson of this campaign: ‘Little Marco’ just can’t deliver.”

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at

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