Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks before former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
UPDATED 5:33 PM PT – Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Marco Rubio wins Florida’s Senate seat.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Representative Val Demings (D-Fla.) went head-to-head in what has been a hotly contested Senate race for Florida voters.
Rubio has served in the Senate since 2011, and has been a vocal advocate in preventing what he calls “mass migration” at the border. He has an opposing stance to Demings, who has openly stated that the country does not have open borders.
As one of Florida’s Senators, Rubio touted his accomplishments in fighting for Floridian assistance, including affordable housing, supporting small businesses and working towards disaster recovery.
Demings, who has served in Florida’s 10th Congressional District since 2017, said on her Senate campaign website that she is fighting for better jobs, healthcare for all and is also a proponent of affordable housing.
During their Senate debate, Rubio and Demings spared over inflation, abortion and immigration.