Marco Rubio was re-elected as a Republican senator for Florida

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With 55.9% of the vote, Rubio won over Democrat and US Congressman Val Demings, who won 43%. With this victory, the Republican Party retains a key seat to regain control of a highly divided Senate

Marco Rubio was re-elected as a Republican senator from Florida

Marco Rubio was re-elected as a Republican senator from Florida. (REUTERS)

With 55.9% of the vote, the Republican Marco Rubio was re-elected this Tuesday for a third period of six years in the Senate after defeating Democrat Val Demings, a federal congressman and former police chief of Orlando, who won 43%.

With this victory, the Republican Partywins a key seat to regain control of a highly divided Senate.

Rubio faced perhaps his toughest battle since he was first elected in 2010, after having been president of the Florida House of Representatives.

During his election campaign he was very tough on his opponent, Democrat Val Demings, whom he linked to The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and PresidentJoe Biden, and impeaching them on issues like spending, rising inflation and the crisis on the southern border.< /p>

The Republican was favored by the change in the figures of the voter registrationin Florida. The last time Rubio ran for re-election, Democrats had 327,000 more registered voters than Republicans. Since then, the situation has changed and the Republican Party now has an advantage of almost 300,000 voters over Democrats.

Rubio had a relatively easy path to his first two Senate victories, winning a three-way race in 2010, when the Republican governor incumbent Charlie Crist ran as an independent and subtracted votes from Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek. Rubio subsequently defeated US Rep. Patrick Murphy in 2016 by nearly 8 points.

He ran in the 2016 presidential election and won the Minnesota primary before dropping out of the race ultimately won by Trump, who mercilessly mocked Blond as “little Marco”. Rubio initially said that he would not seek a second term in the Senate, which led to a flurry of GOP candidates seeking to fill his position.

Marco Rubio was re-elected as a Republican senator from Florida

Marco Rubio ran in the 2016 presidential election and won the Minnesota primary before dropping out of the race ultimately won by Trump, who ruthlessly mocked Rubio as “little Framework.

As Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Select Committee and a member of the Committee on Foreign RelationsRubio pushed for a tougher line against China and to return the manufacture of critical supplies, such as prescription drugs, to the United States.

During his first campaign for the Senate, Rubio repeatedly reminded voters of his working class background and his “only in America” history as the son of Cuban immigrants. who became a US senator. His father was a waiter and his mother a hotel maid.

In his relationship with Latin America, Rubio has been a staunch critic of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro and of the region's leftist governments.

In early In October, Rubio accused the White House of eroding the legitimacy of the Venezuelan opposition leaderJuan Guaidó, whom the US recognizes as interim president of the Caribbean country >.

“We write to express our deep concern that the actions taken by your government are threatening to erode the international recognition and legitimacy of Juan Guaidó,” Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz wrote in a letter sent to Washington that was seen by the EFE news agency.

Specifically, Republican legislators point to the release of two relatives of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro, convicted of drug trafficking in New York in exchange for the release of six American prisoners in Venezuela and the possibility that the US extend a license to the Chevron oil company.

Marco Rubio was re-elected as a republican-senator from Florida

In early October, Rubio accused the White House of eroding the legitimacy of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, whom the US recognizes as interim president of the Caribbean country. (REUTERS)

These actions, the politicians assured, give a “dangerous legitimacy to the Maduro regime” and are counterproductive to the “possibilities of free and fair elections” in Venezuela.

< p class="paragraph">Cruz and Rubio, who represent the states of Texas and Florida, respectively, also added a list of eight measures that they consider that the Biden Government “should not take at any moment” while “encouraging” a dialogue between the opposition and the Venezuelan executive.

Among them is the release of Alex Saab , a Colombian businessman imprisoned in the US and accused of being a figurehead for Maduro, lifting the sanctions on the state company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) against Venezuelan individuals, and excluding the opposition led by Guaidó from a negotiation process with Maduro.

(With information from EFE and The Associated Press)

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