Republican Senator Marco Rubio holds campaign rally in Golden Gate

Reporter: Rachel Cox-Rosen Writer: Matthew Seaver
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Republican Senator Marco Rubio campaigning at Golden Gate VFW Post 7721. (Credit: WINK News)

Inflation, immigration, oil and crime were just a few topics Senator Marco Rubio covered Wednesday morning at the VFW in Golden Gate.

Rubio focused on what he says are the failures of the Biden administration.

Voters at the event said the border, crime, and inflation are their biggest concerns. Those were all topics Rubio hit hard during his speech.

Golden Gate VFW Post 7721 during a Marco Rubio campaign event. (Credit: WINK News)

A packed room at the Golden Gate VFW Post 7721 was alive with patriotism and enthusiastic support for Republican Senator Marco Rubio.

Jo Florio is a big fan of Rubio’s.

“I liked his idea about the border. And about crime, though he said a lot about crime, and I like that as we’re worried about the economy because I can hardly go shopping at the grocery store. I keep running to get gas, and it gets higher every day. I keep trying to keep it filled, and it’s just so much money. I can’t do it,” said Florio.

Florio is not the only one who shares those worries.

“I think a lot of the people want to see a lot of it is immigration. It’s a big thing right now. And inflation, stopping the left and the left agenda with the Biden administration and trying to get this inflation in this immigration policy under wraps,” said Joanne Debartolo, of Collier County.

Michael DeWitt agrees that immigration is a top priority. “As a voter, I would say, solving the immigration problem one way or the other. However we do it, that needs to be solved. It’s out of control. It’s completely in the crime is really severe.”

Crime, the border, and the economy, Rubio hammered down on those issues Wednesday.

“But every single day, people are putting $4 a gallon gas in their car, and it’s hurting them. Food prices are up 21%, crime is rampant, immigration is out of control,” said Rubio.

Rubio did not mention Hurricane Ian during his speech, but WINK News did speak to him about the storm after the event.

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