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5 Florida Senate Candidates Address Reporters, Editors

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Oct 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-14 17:58:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida U.S. Senate candidates from both major parties agree there's frustration with Washington.

Five candidates addressed reporters Wednesday during a meeting organized by The Associated Press.

Republican Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera noted he is the only one who isn't already serving in Washington.

Republican Congressman David Jolly said his voting record shows he is willing to think independently rather than simply following the party line.

Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson pointed at his productivity and dismissed the idea that he's too liberal to get elected.

Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis said he wants to push for the federal government to send more gas tax money back to states and let them decide how to use it.

Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy pointed out the biggest difference between himself and Grayson is style, adding Grayson is a bomb-thrower and name-caller.

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