Rubio Wins U.S. Senate in Florida
Tea Party supported Republican Marco Rubio was declared the winner of the U.S. Senate race in Florida shortly after the polls closed. Rubio dominated the three-way race for the open Senate seat in the Sunshine State.
When he first announced his intention to run, Rubio was not considered a major player in the race. As Election Day neared, however, popularity polls showed him pulling ahead of his two opponents by more than 10 percentage points.
Also running for the seat was current Florida Governor Charlie Crist, and Florida Representative Kendrick Meek. Crist changed his party affiliation from Republican to Independent to make the race. Meek ran as a Democrat. Former President Bill Clinton recently endorsed Meek at a rally.
A Cuban-American, Rubio was backed by the Tea Party movement. He began his political career in the Florida State House. Keep an eye on this Senator. Many Floridians believe he could be a future presidential candidate.
Check out my interview with Rubio when he made a campaign stop in my hometown over the weekend.
PHOTO: Florida Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio, and his wife Jeanette smile as national TV stations call the race in his favor. He was watching election results in Coral Gables, Florida on Tuesday November 2, 2010. (PHOTO: Alan Diaz/AP Images)