Voting early, Rubio implies he cast ballot for Trump
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE (R-Fla.) voted early, heading to the polls on Monday and suggesting to reporters that he voted for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE for president, according to the Miami Herald.

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“Nothing’s changed on that,” Rubio said when asked about whom he cast a vote for at the top of the ticket, though he didn't mention the GOP nominee by name. 

“Really, we can’t have a president that’s under FBI investigation,” he added, alluding to Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE’s latest round of problems relating her use of a private email server while secretary of State. 

Rubio, who faces a reelection race against Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), has continued to support the GOP nominee even after condemning Trump’s comments on a 2005 tape revealing him bragging about groping and kissing women without consent.

Rubio, who ended his own presidential bid after losing his home state in the GOP primary, has been highly critical of Trump, even calling him a “con man.” He and Trump frequently traded barbs on the campaign trail. 

His competitor, Murphy, wasn’t shy about expressing his support -- and vote on Monday -- for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“At the end of the day, I trust Secretary Clinton with our nuclear codes,” Murphy said, according to the Palm Beach Post. “That’s more than Marco Rubio can say about Donald Trump.”

 

Rubio has consistently led nearly every poll in his matchup against Murphy in a state that will likely determine which party control the upper chamber next year. RealClearPolitics polling average has the GOP senator leading by more than 5 points.