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Beruff again accuses Marco Rubio of ducking debates in GOP primary

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July

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff is out with a new web-ad again accusing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of being afraid to debate him.

Rubio has yet to agree to any debates with Beruff ahead of their Aug. 30 GOP primary race.

“He won’t show up because he’s afraid to debate Carlos Beruff,” a narrator says in the 30-second web video.

Beruff has agreed to attend at least three debates, but his campaign said Rubio has yet to confirm for any. Last week, Beruff issued a similar message through a statement calling on Rubio to “man up.”

Ironically it was Beruff who was accused of ducking debates earlier in the campaign before Rubio jumped back into the contest. In June when he faced three other lesser known opponents, Beruff skipped a forum where he would have faced them. When pressed days later during an interview on a Sarasota television program about why he didn’t agree to debate them, Beruff said he’d debate when “there’s somebody worth debating. At this point, I don’t think there is any.”

 

 

[Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2016 2:07pm]

    

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