COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.--When they were presidential rivals earlier this year Marco Rubio and Donald Trump traded sharp barbs. But Senator Rubio took the high road Thursday during a campaign swing through Naples.
With early voting underway and the long campaign winding down Senator Rubio made his case to voters for why he should get a second term.
Rubio is standing by his one time rival turned GOP Nominee Donald Trump, even if it means alienating voters offended by Trump's off the cuff comments about women.
"I think every race has to stand on their own, and I've said that that from the beginning, if he wins doesn't mean I win."
Patricia Strawser us sticking with both Rubio and Trump. She things the future of the country is more important than some of Trump's controversial comments.
"I think that we have to compromise sometimes, personal values because the country is bigger than any person."
Asked if Donald Trump could be trusted to run the country, Senator Rubio responded by saying, Hillary Clinton can't be trusted as president.
"She was the secretary of state, and polices that she supported have lead to chaos and disaster around the world, quite frankly I don't trust Hillary Clinton with intelligence information."
Rubio promised again he won't use his senate campaign as a spring board to another presidential run.
"If I wanted to run for president, I wouldn't have run for senate again because this is the toughest swing state in the country, I got in at the very last minute after running a presidential race, I'm focused on serving in the senate."
Polls show Rubio slightly ahead of his Democratic challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy. The race could help decide whether Republicans maintain control of the senate.