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Rubio talks inflation, China, state of the race in West Palm Beach

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) spoke at an event at Resurrection Muscle Cars. (WPEC)
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) spoke at an event at Resurrection Muscle Cars. (WPEC)
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Senator Marco Rubio was campaigning in West Palm Beach today.

He visited a small business in our area, Resurrection Muscle Cars, and he talked about small businesses driving the nation’s economy not corporations.

The senator is running for his third term, being challenged by Congresswoman Val Demings, a Democrat, formerly Orlando’s Police Chief.

As Rubio toured the garage, looking at old mustangs and talking with the mechanics, in Washington D.C. today the battle over reproductive rights is raging.

Earlier this week, Senator Rubio co-sponsored a bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham that aims to ban abortions after 15 weeks.

"Its not a national ban on abortion, it’s a ban on abortions after 4 months with exceptions," Rubio said. "It's more lenient than the law of every country in Europe.”

The race between Senator Rubio and Val Demings is garnering national interest and their views on the key issues affecting Floridians and the country are starkly different.

From abortion to immigration and the economy, all of it in the fight for power on Capitol Hill.

After Rubio’s campaign event. he sat down with CBS 12 News for an exclusive interview covering a wide range of subjects.

Senator Rubio tells us, this election cycle is about the needs and concerns of everyday Floridians who are tired of the policies of the Biden administration.

Both campaigns are trying to fundraise aggressively.

So far, Demings has raised more than Rubio. About 47 million to his 37 million.

And this senate race is the third most expensive in the country. The senate race in Georgia is second, Pennsylvania first

Rubio is vying to keep his seat from Democratic challenger Val Demings.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. 2022.

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