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Marco Rubio wins second term in U.S. Senate

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Sen. Marco Rubio is heading back to Washington D.C. The Miami Republican defeated Rep. Patrick Murphy in Florida’s U.S. Senate race. According to preliminary election results, Rubio received 52 percent of the vote. Murphy received 45 percent. The victory caps off a tough political year for Rubio. He faced a devastating loss in his home state in March, coming in second to Donald Trump in Florida’s presidential preference primary.  “This nation is at a pivotal crossroads and throughout his career,…

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Marco Rubio has a 6-point lead over Patrick Murphy in new Florida poll

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Another day, another poll showing Sen. Marco Rubio ahead in the Sunshine State’s U.S. Senate race. A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Rubio has a 6 percentage point lead over Rep. Patrick Murphy. According to the poll, 50 percent of respondents backed Rubio, compared to 44 percent for Murphy. Five percent of voters said they either didn’t know who they were voting for or were voting for someone else. The poll of 626 likely Florida voters has a margin…

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Florida poll: Hillary Clinton at 49%, Donald Trump at 47%

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With less than a week until the election, the race in Florida remains tight. A new CNN/ORC poll found Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are essentially tied in Florida. The poll found 49 percent of likely Florida voters said they were backing Clinton, while 47 percent said they supported Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3 percent support, while 1 percent said they backed Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The poll of 773 likely voters has a margin of 3.5 percent.…

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Florida Chamber poll shows Marco Rubio with big lead over Patrick Murphy

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The race between Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Patrick Murphy is anything but close, at least according to a new Florida Chamber poll. The survey shows Rubio holds a big lead over Murphy, 51 percent to 37 percent. Eleven percent of respondents either said they didn’t know who they were supporting or refused to say. The Chamber of Commerce poll was conducted from Oct. 16 through Oct. 19 by Cherry Communications. The poll of 507 of likely and newly registered…

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Florida Dems launch ‘Marco Rubio for President’ website

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Florida Democrats are taking Marco Rubio’s vow to serve out a full term in the U.S. Senate with a grain of salt. The Florida Democratic Party launched MarcoRubioForPresident.com Thursday. The landing page features a 30-second video of Rubio saying during Monday’s U.S. Senate debate he would “serve in the Senate for the next six years, God willing.” “I’m going to be a senator for the next six years on behalf of the state of Florida,” the Miami Republican says in…

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Patrick Murphy vows to be U.S. Senator ‘who always works for you’ in new ad

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Patrick Murphy continues to yoke Marco Rubio to Donald Trump, releasing a new advertisement that says Rubio “stands by Trump.” The 30-second spot — called “For You” and released Thursday — features a footage from Access Hollywood where Trump makes lewd comments about women, before showing footage of Rubio saying the state has “to make sure that Donald wins this election.” “No, we don’t. Marco Rubio stands by Trump and failed to show up for Florida,” the Treasure Coast Democrat says…

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Marco Rubio stands by his man, says position on Donald Trump ‘has not changed’

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Marco Rubio is standing by his party’s presidential nominee, saying he does not want Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States. Rubio broke his silence Tuesday after many wondered whether the Miami Republican would revoke his support of Donald Trump after video surfaced of Trump making lewd comments about women. The Washington Post and NBC News on Friday released a 2005 video in which Trump describes trying to have sex with a married woman. He also…

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