Marco Rubio, Val Demings campaigns squeeze each other on Mexican produce

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign is questioning the commitment of his challenger, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, to Florida’s agriculture industry. But the Orlando Democrat says Republican plans would hurt Florida’s competitiveness.

The Rubio campaign is highlighting two efforts driven by Rubio that received bipartisan support. One letter calls for an investigation into drug smuggling through Mexican fruit imports, and another from two weeks ago calls for an investigation into an increase of Mexican fruit imports that may make Florida’s agriculture industry less competitive.

Some Florida Democrats like U.S. Reps. Al Lawson and Debbie Wasserman Schultz signed the first letter, which was written

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