On Monday morning, both Senator Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy voted early and made some of their votes public.
It shouldn't come as a surprise to see that Rubio tripled down on his support for Donald Trump, even as the rest of the country is giving up on the Republican nominee. But what should come as a surprise is how Senator Rubio voted on some of those constitutional amendments.
Marco Rubio voted No on Amendment 2, the medical marijuana constitutional referendum that would provide relief to the thousands of children currently suffering from severe epilepsy. Amendment 2 is supported by 74% of Floridians in the latest polls, so it is interesting that Rubio is willing to stop his usual pandering and actually take a stand that very few people actually support.
But what about Amendment 1? Amendment 1 is the constitutional proposal that would, if passed, ban private companies from providing you with solar energy and will grant large utility companies a legal monopoly over solar energy. Well, Rubio decided not to make that vote public.
Why do you think?
It's simple. Electric utility companies have already given at least $50,000 to Senator Rubio's SuperPAC.
Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs, one of the largest investors in the large electric utility companies of Florida, has given almost $80,000 in campaign donations to Marco Rubio.
Of course you won't see Marco Rubio endorsing Amendment 1. Marco Rubio sells his words and his silence. And somehow, he claims to represent the voices of 20 million Floridians. But in reality, his stance on Amendment 1 can be seen in two different angles:
Paul Stanton supports Amendment 1. Paul Stanton did not even seek contributions from large electric utility companies. Paul Stanton is seen as one of the major choices for young people and active duty troops in Florida.
Paul Stanton has been and will remain until November 8th the best choice for all Floridians for the United States Senate, whether they are Republicans disappointed in Marco Rubio's cronyism, Democrats exasperated in Patrick Murphy's flip-flopping, or independents actually concerned with the well-being of the Sunshine State.