Florida senator: Trump will win big in state
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Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonSenate panel approves bill to speed up driverless cars Dems plan to make gun control an issue in Nevada Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump proclaims 'Cybersecurity Awareness Month' | Equifax missed chance to patch security flaw | Lawmakers await ex-CEO's testimony | SEC hack exposed personal data MORE (D-Fla.) says his colleague Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers 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.