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Poll: Marco Rubio leads Carlos Beruff 63 percent to 11 percent

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Marco Rubio has a 52-point lead over his nearest competitor, according to a new poll released Tuesday. The Florida Decides poll, a statewide poll conducted for News 13/Bay News 9, found 63 percent of Republicans said they would vote for Rubio in the Aug. 30 primary. The poll found 11 percent of voters said they would support Carlos Beruff in the Republican primary. The survey found 13 percent of respondents said they were still undecided. Rubio saw strong support among…

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Carlos Beruff says he is ‘not ashamed of Donald Trump as our nominee’

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Some Republicans may be shying away from the Republican National Convention; Carlos Beruff doesn’t appear to be one of them. On Monday, POLITICO reported dozens of prominent Republicans, including governors, senators and House members are saying they were not interested in speaking at the convention, and many stated that they weren’t going to Cleveland at all. According to the report, Marco Rubio — a 2016 presidential hopeful who recently announced he was running for re-election to his Senate seat — said it was unlikely…

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Rick Scott says voters deserve opportunity to consider Carlos Beruff in Senate race

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Don’t look for Rick Scott to throw his support his support behind Marco Rubio anytime soon. In a statement Thursday, Scott said Floridians deserve the opportunity to consider Carlos Beruff’s candidacy alongside Rubio’s. “Carlos Beruff is a good friend of mine, a businessman and an outsider to politics. The voters of Florida deserve the opportunity to consider his candidacy alongside Sen. Rubio and make their own decision,” said Scott in a statement posted to his Facebook page Thursday morning. “The…

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After Senate flip-flop, Patrick Murphy asks how can Floridians trust Marco Rubio?

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Treasure Coast Congressman and U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Patrick Murphy says Floridians should think long and hard about Marco Rubio’s decision to run now for re-election for his U.S. Senate seat, a seat that Rubio insisted he would never run for again over the past year-and-half. “Who does he think he is that all of a sudden Floridians are going to accept him back after he’s told them how much he doesn’t like the job?,” Murphy asked reporters on a conference call on Wednesday, saying…

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DSCC hammers Marco Rubio in digital ad as he contemplates running for re-election

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Marco Rubio says he will spend this weekend consulting with his family about running for again his U.S. Senate seat – and the Democratic Party appears more than ready to attack him if he does. The Democratic Senate Senatorial Campaign Committee released a digital ad that is a sneak preview of the assault they’re prepared to deliver to the Florida Senator if indeed, he announces that he will run again for his seat this fall. The ad revisits a major complaint…

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Todd Wilcox to focus on national security during statewide tour

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Todd Wilcox will focus on national security during a three-day campaign swing through the state later this week. Wilcox, one of five Republicans running for U.S. Senate, announced Monday he plans to discuss national security issues on his three-day “Preserving Peace through Strength” campaign swing. The statewide tour will come just days after 49 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. In a statement Monday, the Orlando Republican said…

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Poll: Democrats could win Florida’s Senate seat in November

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Republicans may face a tough road ahead when it comes to Florida’s U.S. Senate seat. A new Public Policy Polling survey found that Democrats would defeat two of the five Republican Senate candidates in hypothetical general election match-ups. The survey tested how Republicans Carlos Beruff and David Jolly would fare against Democrats Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson. The survey found either Democratic candidate would come out on top against Beruff and Jolly. The survey found that Murphy would defeat Beruff…

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