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NEW AD: DSCC Holds Republican Senator Marco Rubio Accountable For Voting Against Urgently Needed COVID Relief

The DSCC is launching a new digital video ad today on vulnerable GOP incumbent Senator Marco Rubio’s vote against the American Rescue Plan after spending days in Washington helping his party leaders hold up urgently needed relief for Florida families and communities struggling to get through this pandemic.

The new 30-second YouTube ad running this week calls out Rubio for voting against $1,400 direct relief checks, against resources to increase access to vaccines, against local funding to help schools safely reopen, and against emergency assistance for small businesses and restaurants. The ad also notes the overwhelming bipartisan support for this relief package from Americans across the country.

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“Marco Rubio voted against a broadly popular COVID-19 relief plan because he cares more about scoring political points with his party leaders than helping the countless Florida families trying to survive this public health and economic crisis,” said DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss. “If it were up to Marco Rubio, Floridians who are hurting would not get $1,400 checks, would lose enhanced unemployment relief, and would still be waiting for help to rescue small businesses, expand vaccinations and get schools reopened. In the middle of a deadly pandemic that has inflicted so much pain, Marco Rubio turned his back on his constituents.”

Rubio’s vote comes at a time when more than 31,000 Floridians have died from COVID-19, nearly 2 million have been infected, and thousands more have lost their jobs, seen their small businesses close, or had their lives upended during this crisis. A bipartisan group of 20 Florida mayors representing Miami, St. Petersburg, Boca Raton, Davie, Deltona, Doral, Hallandale Beach, Miami Gardens, Lakeland, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Sarasota, Sunrise, Tampa and West Palm Beach have called on Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan.

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