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Rubio and Pruitt's brothers don't get to carry the torch

Despite having brothers who are the most powerful men in the legislature, two candidates found their pedigrees drew nothing more than a big ptooey from Florida voters.

In Jacksonville, House Speaker Marco Rubio's brother Mario Rubio lost to Lake Ray in the Republican race . Rubio: 27 percent; Ray: 52 percent. Ray is a two-term Jacksonville city councilman and Rubio is a long-time Blue Cross/Blue Shield official.

In the Orlando-area seat held by Rep. Hugh Gibson, Republican Marlene O-Toole defeated Will Pruitt, the younger brother of Senate President Ken Pruitt with 59 percent to 41 percent. O'Toole is a retired IBM executive.


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Annie Oakley

Thank God Marlene won! Will had absolutely nothing to offer.

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