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Trump Moving In on Bush, Rubio Turf in Florida

  • Associated Press

FILE - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, greets supporter after speaking at a campaign event in Los Angeles, Sept. 15, 2015.

FILE - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, greets supporter after speaking at a campaign event in Los Angeles, Sept. 15, 2015.

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is getting ready to mount a major fight in Florida against two of the state's resident sons.

Jeb Bush led Florida as a two-term governor and Marco Rubio has been a senator since 2011.

But the billionaire businessman is outpacing both in early polls. His team is hoping to maintain that advantage with a heavy investment in the state.

Trump will arrive Friday for a two-day swing - his first as a presidential candidate - with rallies planned in Miami Friday evening and Jacksonville on Saturday.

Trump recently brought on a Florida state campaign director and plans to open a Sarasota office in early November.

The campaign is also expected to announce the hiring of multiple state co-chairs soon.

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio, left, and Jeb Bush talk during a break during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio, left, and Jeb Bush talk during a break during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

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