PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Carlos Beruff, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate who’s looking to unseat Sen. Marco Rubio, made his case to a small room packed with a few dozen voters in Port Charlotte on Friday.
“If we keep sending career politicians to Washington to fix the problem, we’re going to get the same things,” Beruff said.
The candidate aligned himself with Gov. Rick Scott and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump saying they are all businessmen and political outsiders.
“You’re not supposed to go to Washington to make a life out of it. You’re supposed to go to do a job and if I can’t do the job in two terms, or 12 years, which is three presidential terms, I shouldn’t be there anyway,” Beruff told supporters.
Beruff also attacked Rubio’s Senate voting attendance and his effectiveness in office.
Voters at the town hall said they’re standing behind Beruff in support, feeling Rubio has let them down.
“At this point I am leaning toward Carlos Beruff, yes. I was very disappointed in Marco Rubio,” said Nielsen Figueredo. “He went to Washington D.C. and he did not follow through on what he had promised.”