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Trump gives a shout-out to Marco Rubio in Daytona Beach



DAYTONA BEACH -- Donald Trump wrapped his arms around Marco Rubio during his rally here.

"By the way, I endorsed Marco Rubio, he endorsed me. He's doing well. Vote for Marco," Trump said before 8,000 people.

Rubio is backing Trump but is also keeping a distance. Rubio's U.S. Senate rival Carlos Beruff, however, has styled himself after Trump, so today must have stung.

"Carlos is committed to bringing real change to Washington," spokesman Chris Hartline said in an email. "The career politicians and the special interests don't represent us anymore and we need people with real-world experience to fix the mess. Marco Rubio has a record, and the fact that he's afraid to debate Carlos Beruff shows that it's a record he can't defend." 

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 8:51pm]


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