Voting early, Rubio implies he cast ballot for Trump
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRepublicans would need a promotion to be 'paper tigers' Defense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' MORE (R-Fla.) voted early, heading to the polls on Monday and suggesting to reporters that he voted for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations 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 ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on 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.