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Scott congratulates Rubio, 13 hours after praising his opponent on loss



After openly praising Carlos Beruff's failed campaign Tuesday night, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott has finally congratulated the winner in the GOP's U.S. Senate primary: incumbent Marco Rubio.

Scott conspicuously waited almost 13 hours to congratulate Rubio -- the Republican incumbent who trounced Beruff 72 percent to 18 percent in unofficial results from Tuesday's primary.

Scott's Facebook post this morning praising Rubio came shortly after a Herald/Times reporter asked Scott's spokeswoman why the governor had congratulated Beruff but not Rubio.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:57am]


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