Rubio Wins Primary, Setting Up Senate Race Against Murphy

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  • Florida senator reversed pledge not to seek re-election
  • Race could help determine control of U.S. Senate in 2017

Senator Marco Rubio greets supporters on Aug. 30, 2016, in Kissimmee, Florida.

AP Photo/John Raoux

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida easily turned back a Republican primary challenge from a millionaire businessman Tuesday, setting up a November election against Democratic Representative Patrick Murphy in a race that could determine control of the Senate.

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