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The Morning Watch: How would Rubio, Murphy address medical marijuana if elected?

Here's what's new around the bay area this morning.

IF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PASSES, HOW WOULD RUBIO OR MURPHY ADVOCATE IN THE SENATE?

If Floridians vote to legalize medical marijuana through Amendment 2 on Tuesday, the state will open its borders to a new, booming industry that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars in just a few years. Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy, vying for Florida's U.S. Senate seat on this year's ballot, say they support medical marijuana, but Michael Auslen says it's not entirely clear what either would do on the issue if elected.

Q POLL: CLINTON-TRUMP TOO CLOSE TO CALL; RUBIO HAS COMFORTABLE LEAD OVER MURPHY

Hillary Clinton has the slimmest of leads in Florida over Donald Trump heading into Election Day, taking 46 percent of the vote to Trump's 45 percent, according to a Qunnipiac University poll released this morning. Meanwhile, In the Senate race, Marco Rubio leads Patrick Murphy 50-43 percent.

Like it or not, this crazy election comes to an end Tuesday night. Well, at least a winner is declared. We hope. There are plenty of places to watch the results come in live and a couple election comedy specials to keep your spirits up. But if you just want to binge the night away and cautiously check the news on your phone the next morning, Chelsea Tatham suggests you dive into these shows instead.

FINAL ELECTION PUSH IN FLORIDA TODAY

Joe and Jill Biden are scheduled to campaign in Tallahassee before coming to Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg with Jimmy Buffett, Patrick Murphy and Charlie Crist. Doors for the St. Petersburg appearance open at 3 p.m., with the event scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Donald Trump will appear at Robarts Arena in Sarasota starting at 11.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING NOW TO PREPARE FOR THANKSGIVING

Most people don't wait until the week of to start thinking about Thanksgiving dinner. Many cooks, especially those who are hosting a lot of people, are planning/dreading/anticipating the year's largest meal weeks before. Food editor Michelle Stark offers some key things to start thinking about in the coming weeks if you have turkey on the brain.

Rep. Patrick Murphy, left, and Sen. Marco Rubio shake hands before the start of a debate Wednesday at Broward College in Davie. [Associated Press]

Rep. Patrick Murphy, left, and Sen. Marco Rubio shake hands before the start of a debate Wednesday at Broward College in Davie. [Associated Press]

The Morning Watch: How would Rubio, Murphy address medical marijuana if elected? 11/07/16 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2016 8:56am]
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