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Billboard in Miami links Trump and Rubio

A depiction of the billboard going up near Sen. Marco Rubio's office in Miami

Florid's Voice

A depiction of the billboard going up near Sen. Marco Rubio's office in Miami



Democratic-aligned groups today unveiled a billboard in Miami that calls attention to Marco Rubio’s support for Donald Trump

“The digital billboard ad, located directly next to the Palmetto Expressway exit for Rubio’s Miami Senate office, will run for four weeks, warning drivers about not only the danger of a Donald Trump presidency but the danger of the Florida Republican senator’s outspoken endorsement of Trump,” according to a release from Florida’s Voice, which joined with For Florida’s Future, a super PAC tied to Tom Steyer.

“Recent polling in the state indicates that a majority of Latino voters are unaware (47%) that much of Rubio's immigration position mirrors the GOP nominee and platform and that 58% would be deterred from giving him a second Senate term if they knew that he supported Donald Trump.”

The Spanish-language billboard includes a quote from Trump and Rubio.

“I’m not just saying Mexicans, I’m talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they’re coming into this country,” Trump is quoted as saying.

“We have to make sure that Donald wins this election,” says Rubio.

Rubio spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas: "The cheap theatrics of an extreme liberal group will not confuse the voters who know Marco Rubio's record of service on behalf of the Hispanic community. Floridians have a clear choice between re-electing a senator with a strong record of fighting for them, or Patrick Murphy, who has proven untrustworthy and ineffective."

[Last modified: Monday, September 26, 2016 1:20pm]


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