As opponents rip Rubio's voting record, his constituents unfazed

strong>ORLANDO, Fla. — Marco Rubio's opponents in the Republican presidential field have turned his poor voting record in the Senate into a serious point of criticism, but many of the Florida senator's constituents and deep-pocket donors he's looking to court are less than impressed with the onslaught he's faced in recent weeks.

The freshman senator from Florida, who missed more than 80 percent of Senate roll call votes in October, according to GovTrack, was harangued by fellow Floridian Jeb Bush during the third Republican debate for neglecting his elected duties as the state's Republican senator.

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"There are a lot of people in Florida living paycheck to paycheck looking for a senator that will fight for them each and every day," the former Florida governor said at the time.

But Rubio's constituents claim their senator is fighting for them each and every day on the campaign trail, and many feel far less abandoned than they've been made out to be.

"I've known Marco since he was speaker and he is an impressive young guy. It doesn't matter to me," Ken Seidel, a resident of Palm Beach Gardens told the Washington Examiner.

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