Rubio Set For Primary Showdown With Trump Mini-Me After Wilcox Drops Out

June 24, 2016 11:29 a.m.

Florida businessman Todd Wilcox is the latest Florida GOP Senate candidate to drop out of the race following Sen. Marco Rubio’s decision to run for re-election, the the Palm Beach Post reported. His decision to withdraw sets up a primary showdown between Rubio and Carlos Beruff, a multimillionaire whose campaign has taken on Donald Trump-like quality with its anti-Washington, anti-immigrant rhetoric.

In his statement announcing he was leaving the race, Wilcox said he would be supporting Rubio because he was “best positioned to defeat” the Democrats’ nominee.

Beruff meanwhile has painted Rubio a political opportunist who is part of the Washington establishment.

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