Challenged by Demings, Florida’s Rubio seeks 3rd Senate term


              Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., thanks supporters at a watch party after she was defeated in her election bid, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
            
              Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., speaks to supporters after she was defeated in her election bid, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
            
              Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.,right, speaks to supporters after she was defeated in her election bid, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to supporters during an Election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., greets supporters during an election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., greets supporters during an Election Night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addresses supporters during an Election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, left, R-Fla., celebrates with his family as he talks to supporters during an Election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., smiles as he addresses supporters during an Election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, left, R-Fla., celebrates with his family as he talks to supporters during an Election Night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., thanks supporters at a watch party after she was defeated in her election bid, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
            
              Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., speaks to supporters after she was defeated in her election bid, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
            
              Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.,right, speaks to supporters after she was defeated in her election bid, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to supporters during an Election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., greets supporters during an election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., greets supporters during an Election Night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addresses supporters during an Election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, left, R-Fla., celebrates with his family as he talks to supporters during an Election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., smiles as he addresses supporters during an Election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              Sen. Marco Rubio, left, R-Fla., celebrates with his family as he talks to supporters during an Election Night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
            
              People arrive to cast their vote at the Jim Ward Community Center in Plantation, Fla., before polls close on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
            
              Polling workers collected ballots from voters during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              People arrive to cast their vote at the Jim Ward Community Center in Plantation, Fla., before polls close on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
            
              Polling workers collected ballots from voters during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              Employees process vote-by-mail ballots for the midterm election at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
            
              Employees process vote-by-mail ballots for the midterm election at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
            
              Workers organize vote-by-mail ballots for scanning during the midterm election at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
            
              Workers organize vote-by-mail ballots for scanning during the midterm election at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
            
              FILE - U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., center, the Democratic candidate challenging U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, addresses supporters as her family members stand behind her during a primary election party on Aug. 23, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks during a campaign event in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
            
              FILE - Sen. Marco Rubio greets supporters at a campaign rally in West Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
            
              FILE - Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at a campaign rally in West Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Challenged by Demings, Florida’s Rubio seeks 3rd Senate term