[UPDATE] Rubio Had Doubts He Could Win Fla. Senate Race

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

[UPDATE] 11-1 1:20PM --

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) --

Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio is coasting into Election Day with a simple message: Go vote.

Rubio is making four stops around the state Monday before
wrapping up appearances mid-afternoon in Hialeah.

In Clearwater, about 40 supporters greeted him as his plane
pulled up to a hangar. He spoke for less than three minutes,
telling the crowd that he has already won the battle of ideas, but
needs to make sure people vote.

Rubio said: "We can't stop, we're not there yet. We'll be there
tomorrow."

Rubio is considered the favorite in a three-way race with
independent Gov. Charlie Crist and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek.

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Marco Rubio admits even he had doubts last year that he now would be in position to win the Senate race.

He told a group of Republican supporters Sunday morning that
when most people said he had no chance to win the Republican primary, it occasionally made him wonder if they were right.

Rubio is now the front-runner to win Tuesday's election over
Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek and independent Gov. Charlie Crist, who abandoned the Republican primary after Rubio built a large lead in polls.

Rubio, a former House speaker, said, "Everything that we ever
knew about politics told us a day like this could not come, we
could never be at this point."


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