Rubio Helped by Anti-Obama Mood in Florida Wins Senate Seat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Coral Gables, FL (AP) - Republican Marco Rubio defeated Gov.
Charlie Crist and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek to win Florida's open
Senate seat, keeping it with the GOP.
An Associated Press analysis of preliminary exit poll data
Tuesday shows that the tea party favorite beat Democratic nominee
Meek and Crist, who left the Republican Party earlier this year to
run as an independent when polls showed him trailing in a GOP
primary. Rubio will replace George LeMieux, who was appointed to
the seat by Crist last year after Mel Martinez resigned.
The victory culminates a dramatic rise for Rubio, a former
speaker of the Florida House who was given little chance to defeat
the once-popular Crist when he announced his candidacy last year.
Rubio built momentum through tea party rallies and consistent
attacks on President Barack Obama's policies.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Nov 2, 2010 at 08:09 PM
    Wow..the lesser of three evils, so we'll see if Rubio has what it takes!!
  • by The Original Bob Location: Perry on Nov 2, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    Congratulations Senator Rubio! Bye bye Charlie.
  • by Me Location: Wakulla on Nov 2, 2010 at 06:15 PM
    DANG!!!! DAFFY DID NOT WIN!!! (Le gasp)
  • by Default on Nov 2, 2010 at 06:06 PM
    This Dude won by default. This is no biggie. Crist did not realize that his jumping in the race as a Indie would split the dem vote.
  • by Angie Location: Tallahassee on Nov 2, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    God help us. Jeb Bush is back or did he ever leave?
  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2010 at 05:51 PM
    In two years, we can elect him President. Why not? Obama did it.
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