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Marco Rubio rolls out veterans commercial in U.S. Senate race

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is coming out with a new television commercial highlighting his bill to provide accountability to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The 30-second spot, “Served,” features several veterans praising Rubio for writing and passing a bill for accountability at that department in 2014.

“Politicians always talk about how broken the VA is,” says Army veteran Myke Landers.

“But Marco Rubio actually did something about it,” adds Marine Corps veteran Steve Emerson.

“Marco has always been there for veterans,” says Navy veteran Crystal Nedik.

Rubio faces Bradenton homebuilder Carlos Beruff in the Aug. 30 Republican U.S. Senate primary.


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 Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused.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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