BREAKING: Marco Rubio Wins Florida Senate Race
Incumbent Republican Senator Marco Rubio has defeated Democrat Patrick Murphy in the Florida Senate race, report multiple media outlets and observers.
The Associated Press was first to call the race for Rubio.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2016
Going into the race, the polls strongly favor Rubio. RealClearPolitics average of recent polls showed the former GOP presidential contender ahead with a 3.7-point lead.
FiveThirtyEight gave Democrats a mere 9.6% chance of picking up the seat.
Rubio had indicated that he did not intend to run for re-election but changed his mind in June.
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