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Rubio swamps Beruff in Sarasota

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July

Marco Rubio beat Carlos Beruff in his back yard, winning an informal Sarasota GOP vote 50-to-1.

The local REC held the informal show of hands vote Thursday night in Venice, organizers said. Beruff's lone vote came from his campaign treasurer, Eric Robinson.

UPDATE: Chairman Joe Gruters stresses it was not a straw poll and there were several people who thought Beruff would win. "My guess it would be closer to 50/50 if we did an actual straw poll just with REC members," Gruters said.

Rubio has been blowing out Beruff in straw polls across the state and in scientific polls.

[Last modified: Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:35pm]

    

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