Sen. Marco Rubio has scored the endorsement of the National Association of Realtors.
The Rubio campaign announced Friday the Republican incumbent received a unanimous recommendation from the Florida Realtors RPAC Trustees.
“Sen. Rubio has been a strong voice for realtors and homeowners, including an active role in the effort to protect the mortgage interest deduction and establishing fair and affordable flood insurance,” said Matey Veissi, the president of the Florida Realtors in a statement. “Sen. Rubio has most recently been working in the Senate to push for passage of legislation to broaden the flood insurance marketplace and lower rates.”
Rubio announced in June he was running for re-election, and easily won his Republican primary. He’ll face Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Treasure Coast Democrat, in the Nov. 8 general election.
The race is one of the most-watched Senate races in the country, and could play a role in determining control of the U.S. Senate.
The race is expected to be close. A recent survey by the Florida Chamber Political Institute showed Rubio leads Murphy, 46 percent to 42 percent. Eleven percent of Floridians polled said they were undecided.
The poll of 617 registered voters was conducted from Sept. 15 through Sept. 20. The survey had a margin of error of 4 percent.
The National Association of Realtors is one of the nation’s largest trade associations with about 1.1 million members. “I look forward to working with Florida realtors as I continue to earn the support of voters across the state and fight for Florida’s families,” Rubio said in a statement.