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Rubio, Murphy hit hard during Florida Senate debate

Sen. Marco Rubio and his re-election opponent, Congressman Patrick Murphy, went hard at each other during their final scheduled debate Wednesday night, accusing each other of being ineffectual and accomplishing little in Washington.

The Republican incumbent accused Murphy of never sponsoring a bill that passed during his four years in Congress and of doing little to help Florida while Murphy attacked Rubio's attendance record during his unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination. The Palm Beach-area Democrat pointed out that Rubio missed 40 percent of the Senate's votes during his campaign.

Both attacked the other as being an embellisher. Rubio went after...