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PolitiFact Florida: Did Marco Rubio skip 18 defense votes as pro-Ted Cruz PAC says?

Published Mar. 8, 2016

Marco Rubio has been repeatedly attacked for missing Senate votes while campaigning for president.

Now a PAC supporting Ted Cruz has zeroed in on particular missed votes that relate to defense spending.

"Did you know Marco Rubio skipped 18 defense votes, including one to arm the Kurds to fight ISIS?" asks the narrator in an ad from Keep the Promise 1, a PAC largely funded by a New York hedge fund magnateRobert Mercer.

Those are fighting words in an ongoing battle between Cruz, the Texas senator, and Rubio, the Florida senator, about defense votes.

But is it accurate? PolitiFact Florida rated it Half True. To see why, read their report here.