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When you are the establishment’s chosen candidate, you can afford to duck debates.

My Florida voting district has two races for the U.S Congress, Florida Senator and Florida Congressional District 23.

For the U.S. Senate, Republicans have four choices; incumbent Marco Rubio, Carlos Beruff, Ernie Rivera and Dwight Young.  Unless you read my earlier post The Florida US Senate Republican Primary – And the Rest, you probably have never heard of the last three men.  That is exactly what Rubio is counting on.  Name recognition is a primary reason that there is over a 90% re-election rate in Congress.

There is no motivation for Rubio to debate.  It’s not out of lack of experience.  Rubio has participated in many debates over the past year as a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for president.



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We are all familiar with incumbent Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) and I’ve done a lot of research on him when he ran for Senate in 2010.  I’m sure I’ll be posting more about Senator Rubio as we get closer to the November General Election.

There will be a future post on the Democratic Primary candidates Patrick Murphy, Alan Grayson and the rest (Rocky De La Fuente, Pam Keith and Reginald Luster) next week.

You may be aware that Rubio does have some “competition” in the August 30th Republican Primary.  There was some shake-up as Rubio had been running for president and announced that he would not be seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate.  After dropping out of the presidential race, he was strongly encouraged to enter the Senate race.

We will briefly examine the three remaining Republican challengers to Marco Rubio in August;  Home builder Carlos Beruff, businessman Ernie Rivera and sheriff deputy Dwight Mark Anthony Young. (more…)

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