Marco Rubio vs Val Demings: Takeaways from Florida Senate Debate

Marco Rubio vs Val Demings: Takeaways from Florida Senate Debate

Democratic Rep Val Demings and Republican Sen Marco Rubio faced off in a spirited 60-minute Florida Senate debate.

During the debate, they traded quick barbs, sharp rebukes and pointed answers.

Demings accused Rubio of being a serial liar, while the latter criticized her for supporting Biden's economic agenda.

Rubio is a 2-term senator, while Demings is a 3-term congresswoman and former Orlando police chief.

The two also faced questions at the West Palm Beach debate on topics like inflation, abortion, voting rights, gun violence and immigration.

On Hurricane Ian, Rubio focused on emergency response and recovery, while Demings mentioned climate change.

Rubio called himself “100% pro-life”, while Demings invoked her law enforcement background in her response.

While Val Demings's estimated net worth was $824k in 2018, Marco Rubio's net worth was $1.2 million in the same year.