Florida senator: Trump will win big in state
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Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonTed Cruz and Bill Nelson give NASA a reality check on privatizing International Space Station Overnight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers MORE (D-Fla.) says his colleague Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio: Kaepernick deserves to be in the NFL Congress — when considering women’s health, don’t forget about lung cancer Anti-Maduro Venezuelans not unlike anti-Castro Cubans of yore MORE (R-Fla.) is going to get crushed in their home state's GOP presidential primary.
"It's obvious," Nelson responded when asked why he thought so, noting recent polling and Trump's overtures in the state.
Trump leads Florida's GOP primary by more than 15 points over Rubio, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.
The state's winner-take-all primary March 15 will give 99 delegates to the winner.
Florida is viewed as Rubio's last stand in the GOP race. The senator has won just two contests, in Minnesota and Puerto Rico, and trails Trump and Cruz for delegates.
Rubio, Trump, Cruz and John Kasich are facing off in a GOP presidential debate Thursday night in Miami.
- Updated at 5:49 p.m.