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Why one Florida politician won't give up on Jeb Bush for president in 2016

It's not just congressional Republicans who are having a hard time with the top of the ticket.

John Couriel, a Republican running for Sen. Marco Rubio's old seat in the Florida legislature, said he expects his nominally Republican district to go for Hillary Clinton by "quite a bit."

Though Republicans outnumber Democrats in the district, President Obama narrowly won it in 2012. But the district has a high number of Latinos among its registered Republicans, many of them higher income, two groups Trump has had difficulty wooing.

"Our Republican base hasn't known quite what to do with Donald Trump," Couriel said.

Couriel's solution to the thorny question? He voted for Jeb Bush, the former governor who dropped out of the race during the GOP primary.

As long as he's in fantasy land, why not pick Rubio? Couriel said he chose Rubio for U.S. Senate. But noted he got his start in politics writing speeches for Bush.

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