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Gov. Rick Scott praises Beruff in failed effort against Marco Rubio



Carlos Beruff may have lost badly in his race against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, but his effort is still winning praise from Gov. Rick Scott who helped encourage Beruff to run and heaped praise on him during joint speaking events with Beruff. Within minutes of Rubio salting away the win, Scott took to Twitter to congratulate Beruff - not Rubio.

@carlosberuff you ran a great race! Can't wait to see what you do next!

— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) August 31, 2016

Beruff wasn't the only one to get praise from Scott. The governor also celebrated Republicans Matt Gaetz and Francis Rooney for winning GOP primaries for Congress.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:37pm]


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