The emergence of former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio as a candidate for the U.S. Senate has energized conservatives not only across Florida but across the country, as well.
Mr. Rubio, 39, is the hands-down choice in this race against two little-known candidates: William Escoffery III is a Jamaican-born physician based in Shalimar who moved to Florida in 1977. William Billy Kogut is an Ormond Beach real-estate salesman who moved to Florida in 1995.
In a sense, Mr. Rubio, running as a conservative's conservative, can already claim a big victory. What once seemed a long-shot challenge against Gov. Charlie Crist when Mr. Rubio entered the race turned into a rout that forced Mr. Crist to seek the Senate seat as an independent rather than contesting Mr. Rubio for votes on the right.
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In the race for the U.S. Senate, Republican primary, The Miami Herald recommends MARCO RUBIO.