Former House speaker Marco Rubio continues to lead no-party candidate and current Gov. Charlie Crist and Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek in the race for U.S. Senate in Florida, according to a Rasmussen poll conducted yesterday. Rubio leads Crist 39 to 31 percent, with Meek receiving 18 percent of the vote.
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