As the race in Florida tightens, some voters have resolved to support Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential race and Republican Marco Rubio in his Senate re-election bid. And while these voters could help Clinton now, they have the potential to haunt her later. 

Sunshine State voters siding simultaneously with Clinton and Rubio largely fall into two categories: Republicans who feel they can’t support Trump, and Hispanic voters who value Rubio’s roots.

Warren Chase is one of the lifelong Florida Republicans who will vote for Clinton. After having volunteered in seven Republican presidential campaigns, he calls his decision to leave the Republican Party — and register as an independent — an emotional one. But also says it had to be done.

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“I view Trump as a threat to our national security from within our own borders. It is that basic,” explains Chase.

“There are times when we all have to take a stand. For me that time is now to say country first, party second. And to say no to Donald Trump,” Chase says in a radio ad that he made for the Clinton campaign.

Still, even though Chase has left the Republican party, he is voting for Rubio, who is narrowly leading his Democratic challenger, Rep. Patrick Murphy, in the polls. And Chase is not alone.

Linda Fogg, a lifelong Republican living in Florida, has started a group called “Republicans for Hillary.” The group has taken root, with about 40 members, in The Villages,

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