Senator Marco Rubio is expected to easily win the Republican senatorial primary race against homebuilder Carlos Beruff, and according to the latest polls, should be able to put away is most-likely Democratic general election challenger, Rep. Patrick Murphy.
Both the Saint Leo and FAU polls have Rubio beating Murphy, with the more realistic FAU poll showing Rubio beating his Democratic opponent by a margin of 46-38 percentage points.
The problem that Rubio and every other U.S. Senator faces, especially those in swing states like Florida, is that Donald Trump may drag them down with him, if he loses to Hillary Clinton.
Now, that is a big if, considering how Clinton’s world seems to be collapsing around her.
Stay tuned for more developments on that political front.
Back to Rubio.
Rubio isn’t taking any chances of losing his reelection bid, and has been out campaigning on the real threat to the U.S. Supreme Court a Hillary Clinton administration would be, as well detailing what would happen to the court if Senator Chuck Schumer (NY-D) were to become the Majority Leader in the Senate, if the GOP loses control of the governing body.
Rubio seems to have come full-circle since supporting Sen. Schumer’s play to push President Obama’s immigration agenda back in 2013. As you remember, how can you not, Rubio co-sponsored the disastrous Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill with non-other than Schumer. Rubio later said the bill was a bad idea.
Here is what Rubio recently told a couple of groups he spoke to while campaigning in Florida’s panhandle:
“If we lose the Senate in Florida, that means we probably lose the Senate…That means Chuck Schumer becomes majority leader. That means all of the of these public policies that Barack Obama has put into place remain in place for the foreseeable future.”
Rubio added this:
“And I promise you that if Chuck Schumer is in charge of the U.S. Senate, the person they will confirm in that Senate will be nothing like the kind of justice we want and nothing like the kind of justice Scalia was.”
“That’s not the direction America wants to go in. I believe that,” … “That’s the practical implication of losing the majority in the Senate. Chuck would be the majority leader. And I think Chuck stands for issues – stands for public policies ideas – that the majority of Floridians don’t support.”
Those public policy ideas include amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Rubio first started sounding the Clinton-Schumer alarm during a speech he gave at the recent Lobsterfest event in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Watch the video.