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US Election Florida Republican Rubio re-elected to US Senate

Rubio beat back a challenge from Democrat Patrick Murphy to hold onto his US Senate seat.

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Marco Rubio (C) beat back a challenge from Democrat Patrick Murphy to hold onto his US Senate seat and win a second term play

Marco Rubio (C) beat back a challenge from Democrat Patrick Murphy to hold onto his US Senate seat and win a second term

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Republican US Senator Marco Rubio, once a rival to Donald Trump for the party's presidential nomination, won his bid for re-election in Florida, a state disappointed Democrats had hoped to reclaim, networks projected Tuesday.

The 45-year-old Rubio beat back a challenge from Democrat Patrick Murphy to hold onto his US Senate seat and win a second term.

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