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Rubio, Murphy look confident before Florida's Senate primary

Posted at 2:16 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 14:16:11-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy are campaigning as if they'd already won their parties' nominations for U.S. Senate.

Rubio's main challenger in Tuesday's primary, Carlos Beruff, appeared to throw in the towel, essentially shutting down the campaign he'd sunk $8 million of his own money into. And Murphy's main challenger, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, has been damaged by ethics and domestic abuse allegations, leaving Murphy to focus on Rubio.

That leaves congressional races as some of the more exciting to watch during Tuesday's primary, the first since a court-mandated redistricting that took away some advantages for incumbents and prompting one of the liveliest campaigns in years.

Voters also will decide whether to amend the state constitution to allow a property tax break to promote solar power.

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