By Daniel Strauss - 08/29/12 11:39 AM EDT
"Plus, the folks that have been visiting Florida this week have been leaving great tips. They're great tippers," Rubio said, chuckling.
Republicans have shown a strong interest in the state not only through placing the Republican National Convention there but also by using Rubio, a top Romney surrogate, often on the campaign trail.
Recent polling has shown Obama with about a 4 percentage point lead over Romney in the crucial battleground state. That same poll, conducted by CNN/Time/ORC, found that Florida voters 50 and older are almost perfectly split: Forty-nine percent said they would vote for Romney, while 45 percent said they would vote for Obama.