Rubio, Murphy cast early ballots ahead of election

WEST MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) — In Florida’s senate showdown, both candidates took advantage of early voting, Monday.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., cast his vote at the West Miami Community Center. Speaking with reporters, he took the opportunity to blast Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“The events of the last 72 hours remind us that, in this country, we can’t have a president who’s under FBI investigation, but I’m really, obviously, focused on my senate race,” he said, “No matter who wins, either candidate, we’re going to need a strong senate.”

Rubio’s opponent, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., voted in Jupiter. He criticized the Republican senator’s poor attendance record.

“I’m going to show up to work each and every day,” said Murphy. “I am really proud of my 97 percent voting record, and you compare that to Marco Rubio — the worst voting record of any senator from Florida in nearly 50 years.”

Early voting continues through Sunday. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

For a list of locations in Miami-Dade go to: http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/vote-early.asp.

A sample ballot for Miami-Dade residents can be viewed at http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/sample-ballots.asp.

For a complete list of voting locations in Broward, go to http://www.browardsoe.org/Voting-Methods/Early-Voting-Dates-Hours-and-Sites.

A sample ballot for Broward County can be viewed at http://www.browardsoe.org/Voter-Information/Sample-Ballot.

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