PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Sen. Marco Rubio urged partisan supporters at a campaign stop earlier today to vote Republican from the top on down without uttering the name "Trump"
US Senator Marco Rubio made several stops in Volusia and Seminole counties County today as a final push in his campaign against challenger Patrick Murphy.
Accompanied by Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez Cantera, former Senate candidate Todd Wilcox and Tom Leek, district 25 House candidate from Ormond Beach, appeared before a crowd of 200 at Tomoka Brewing Company on Clyde Morris in Port Orange.
Rubio appeared very confident in his bid for re-election amidst the current allegations against Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. While he stopped short of outright endorsing Donald Trump for the presidency, as many have disparaged him for his lack of support, he did endorse Leek.
Rubio was confident in his stand on the American Dream, having grown up in a family displaced by government aggression. While he spoke little of Trump, his sentiments were very similar in the desire for less government, more individual rights, and references towards the extreme need for Republicans to remain in control of the Senate.
Rubio also spoke against his opponent, Patrick Murphy, with statements in regards to his qualifications. Murphy, according to Rubio, did not hold a state CPA license, own a small business, or graduate with a dual degree, all in reference to comments made by Murphy in his campaign.
The attentive crowd was very engaged with Rubio’s and Leek’s words, especially. It became difficult for Rubio to leave after speaking with the large number of attendees seeking photo opps with him during the 60-minute visit.