'The people have spoken': Internet rejoices as Marco Rubio defeats Val Demings in Florida reelection

Marco Rubio is reportedly the first Florida Republican to win three terms in the Senate

'The people have spoken': Internet rejoices as Marco Rubio defeats Val Demings in Florida reelection
Republican Sen Marco Rubio (L) won re-election in Florida, defeating Democratic Rep Val Demings (R) (Raedle/Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA: Republican Sen Marco Rubio won re-election in Florida, defeating Democratic Rep Val Demings. Rubio secured his third term amid a statewide Democratic collapse and is reportedly the first Florida Republican to win three terms in the Senate. He bagged over 4.1 million votes or 57%. Demings, on the other hand, had less than 3 million, or 41%.

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Rubio is Florida’s longest-serving Hispanic statewide elected official. “The renaissance of Republican Latinos began in many ways with Marco Rubio,” said Susie Wiles, a top political adviser to former President Donald Trump, according to NBC News. Wiles managed the come-from-behind victory campaigns for governor by Rick Scott back in 2010, and also Republican Gov Ron DeSantis in 2018.

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“It wasn’t just Rubio who got us into this position,” Wiles said. “What started with him was then built upon by Gov. Scott [in his successful 2018 Senate campaign] and by President Trump. But to be clear: Marco deserves a lot of credit.”

Social media congratulated Rubio, with one user tweeting, "Congratulations Ron DeSantis and Marco Rubio on huge wins tonight." "Congratulations to Marco Rubio! Miami Dade County is being realigned!! America is being REALIGNED!!!" another wrote. One user said, "I've criticized him a lot in the past but got to give credit to Marco Rubio for the amazing win and for turning MIAMI red Big deal."

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"Congratulations #Florida Im happy and so proud of our State. There’s a lot to do but we are leaving a clear message: WE ARE A FREE STATE [email protected]
@marcorubio," one user wrote. While another said, "CONGRATULATIONS Gov. Ron DeSantis & Senator Marco Rubio The people have spoken. God Bless American." "Voted red down the ballot! Congratulations Governor DeSantis and Marco Rubio! So glad I don’t have to see those Val Demings commercials again," one user wrote.

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