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Marco Rubio, Patrick Murphy win Senate primaries



Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy won their Florida primaries Tuesday, which means there will be a showdown in November as each party tries to gain a majority in the Senate. 

Rubio faced off against businessman Carlos Beruff as Murphy defeated U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. 

According to CNN, Beruff spent $7 million of his own money campaigning against Rubio but was never able to catch up.

Grayson had difficulties winning over voters after reports that he abused his ex-wife.

After failing to secure the Republican presidential nomination, Rubio vowed not to run for Senate again. Despite his last-minute entry into the race in June, he still cleared what was previously a crowded GOP field. 

Now, Murphy and Rubio will face off in November. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


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