Marco Rubio has reportedly outlasted Democratic challenger Val Demings in his bid to earn a third term in the U.S. Senate. With his victory, Rubio remains the longest-serving Hispanic statewide elected official and becomes the first Republican in the state to serve three terms in the U.S. Senate.
“The renaissance of Republican Latinos began in many ways with Marco Rubio,” former Trump advisor Susie Wiles told NBC News.
“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.”
Marco Rubio maintained his seat in the U.S. Senate rather comfortably. According to recent reports, he garnered more than 3.5 million votes in Florida while his opponent, Val Demings, failed to gather more than 2.8 million votes.
Rubio is not the only Republican to remain in office on Tuesday night. Elsewhere, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis managed to fend off Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. Now, the GOP will look further north to the state of Georgia. Republican Herschel Walker will challenge Raphael Warnock for a seat in the U.S. Senate while incumbent Brian Kemp battles Stacey Abrams.