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Trump Hovers Over Mccain, Rubio Senate Reelection Contests

Trump Hovers Over Mccain, Rubio Senate Reelection ContestsTrump Hovers Over Mccain, Rubio Senate Reelection Contests

Republican voters in Arizona and Florida are expected to pick Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio as their respective US Senate nominees when they go to the polls on Tuesday, but one name not on either ballot, Donald Trump, looms large.

The Republican presidential nominee has endorsed both McCain and Rubio in their re-election bids even though he has rocky relations with both senators, Reuters reported.

Trump offended McCain and many other Republicans last year by suggesting that the maverick senator and party’s 2008 presidential nominee was anything but a war hero because he was captured during the Vietnam War after his airplane was shot down during a bombing mission.

In March, Trump ended Rubio’s presidential bid by trouncing him in the Florida primary to cap a race in which the New York businessman taunted the first-term senator as “little Marco,” and Rubio insulted Trump on everything from his hair color and the size of his hands to misspelled words in tweets.

Financialtribune.com