A group allied with Democrat Patrick Murphy today begins airing an ad on social media sites and other digital platforms that attack Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for supporting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
MoveOn.org and For Florida’s Future, a group that helped put up a billboard on the Palmetto Expressway linking Rubio with Trump, is running the ad, which seizes on comments the senator made this summer to Republicans in Sarasota.
“We have to make sure Donald wins this election,” Rubio told the crowd.
The words are now being used against Rubio, as the ad — dubbed Marco Trumpo — underscores Trump’s opposition to immigration. Rubio continues to poll strongly among Hispanic voters in Florida, who are helping propel the first-term Republican to a relatively comfortable lead over Murphy as the race nears its final month.