Democrats not willing to spend on Florida race, aiding Rubio
MIAMI (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is getting help from an unlikely quarter as he campaigns for re-election: the Democratic Party.
The party's Senate committee this week abandoned Rubio's Democratic rival, Rep. Patrick Murphy, yanking advertising off the expensive airwaves of the Sunshine State and sending the money to competitive races in smaller states where fundraising dollars go farther.
The decision leaves Murphy, who's raised only about one-third as much as Rubio in recent months, largely on his own.
And it has prompted a round of second-guessing from Democrats who argue that... read more