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Senate Republicans’ Spanish ad says Bill Nelson ‘supports murderers’

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is being targeted in a new Spanish-language radio commercial accusing him of being soft on Cuba and for expressing admiration for former Venezuela dictator Hugo Chávez, and charging he supports murderers.

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Marco Rubio is confident that heavy Latino turnout will help him win Senate race

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BRANDON — Although Marco Rubio is a clear favorite to win re-election to his U.S. Senate seat tomorrow night, he wasn’t doing a victory lap when he made a visit to the Hillsborough County Republican Party headquarters in Brandon Monday morning. “Two-hundred and seventy-five thousand Republicans who requested a mail ballot have not returned it yet,” he told the crowd who surrounded him inside the small lobby area of the office. “We’re going to have to start guiding them, because…

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New poll shows Patrick Murphy, Marco Rubio tied after Democrat’s post-debate surge

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The Patrick Murphy campaign touted a new poll Friday showing the Democratic congressman tied with Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio among Florida voters. The Opinion Savvy poll shows both candidates with 46 percent among likely voters, with 8 percent of respondents undecided. The numbers are a two point jump for Murphy compared to Opinion Savvy’s previous poll from Oct. 12. The Murphy camp also touted an endorsement from “Rubio’s hometown paper,” the Miami Herald, and a new Spanish-language ad featuring Murphy and…

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Patrick Murphy: Marco Rubio is ‘terrified’ of Donald Trump

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There’s only one explanation why Marco Rubio has been absent from the campaign trail lately. The Florida senator is terrified of Donald Trump. So claims a new email from the campaign of Jupiter Congressman Patrick Murphy, Rubio’s Democratic opponent for the U.S. Senate. A 20-second clip released Thursday shows the Republican presidential nominee in an interview declaring how he now has a “very good relationship” with his onetime rival. “In the primaries, I had a contest directly against Marco and…

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Marco Rubio introducing bill to stop gun purchases by suspected terrorists

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is introducing another bill aimed at preventing suspected terrorists from buying weapons, this time with a 10-year look-back provision on anyone who had previously been investigated. The bill, dubbed the Terror Intelligence Improvement Act, would require federal agencies to coordinate efforts so anyone investigated for terrorism by any federal agency in the past decade would be flagged if he or she tries to buy a gun or explosive. There would be a three-day delay on that purchase…

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Patrick Murphy to Marco Rubio: ‘Florida’s just not that into you’

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Patrick Murphy has a message for Marco Rubio: “Florida’s just not that into you.” To prove his point, Murphy, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, sent supporters an email citing a new survey where, out of 100 senators, Rubio ranks as fifth-least-popular in the nation. The poll, released Wednesday by digital media research firm Morning Consult, found that among Florida voters, Rubio has a dismal 41 percent disapproval rating — which Murphy says is a result of Rubio having “the worst attendance…

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Marco Rubio, Patrick Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that’s guaranteed to be nasty as each party grapples for a majority in the Senate. Rubio, who decided at the last second to seek a second term, easily fended off millionaire homebuilder Carlos Beruff and Murphy used the backing of President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders to defeat U.S. Rep Alan Grayson, who was counting on his party’s…

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