Senate candidates on final campaign push before tomorrow’s election

Marco Rubio campaigned in Brandon the day before the election.
Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Patrick Murphy
Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Patrick Murphy

BRANDON, Fla. (WFLA) — In the last day before the 2016 General Election, Florida Senate candidates are pounding the pavement in the Tampa Bay area.

“You can’t win Florida if you don’t do well here,” said Senator Marco Rubio Monday after he greeted dozens of supporters at the Brandon Republican Party of Florida office.

“Can’t wait for tomorrow night, can’t wait for Wednesday morning so we can get to work putting this country back on track,” said a confident Rubio, who has led in most of the poll during the campaign.

The most recent Quinnipiac University poll shows Rubio seven points ahead of Congressman Patrick Murphy.

However, a Survey Monkey poll, shows Murphy ahead by 1 point, within the margin of error.

“There are still 270,000 Republicans who requested a mail ballot who have not yet returned it. We are going to have the smallest Election Day turnout in Florida history. If you think about the numbers, over 50 percent of Floridians that are registered to vote have already voted,” said Rubio.

Concern over FBI Director James Comey revealing more emails possibly connected to the Hillary Clinton private server investigation and its impact on down ballot races has yet to be seen in Florida.

Comey told congressional leaders Sunday, the new emails will not change his opinion on charges against Clinton.

“I don’t think the director has done anything wrong as I said earlier. He was responding to a congressional inquiry a couple weeks ago,” said Rubio Monday.

Congressman Murphy will appear alongside Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill before a Clinton “Get Out the Vote” concert featuring Jimmy Buffet Monday night in St. Petersburg.

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