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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Marco Rubio leads Florida Republicans in cautious response to Trump controversy

      National

      WASHINGTON — New controversy rocked the White House, but Sen. Marco Rubio focused on a different storm. "Sorry to be a nag but the 2017 Hurricane Season is almost here," he told Twitter followers. "Time to freshen up your hurricane kit."

      Sen. Marco Rubio: “We need to know what the facts are.’’
    2. Florida Insider Poll: Marco Rubio for prez again? And will Trump be on the 2020 ballot?

      Blogs

      Marco Rubio wants to be president. He tried in 2016 and lost handily to a Republican he had described as "wholly unqualified" and a "con artist." But even as President Trump seems to self destruct week after week, Rubio has been cautious about criticizing him. So will Rubio make another presidential run in 2020 -- …

      Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Donald Trump participate in the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in February 2016 in Manchester, N.H.
    3. Sen. Marco Rubio throws wrench into Florida oil drilling debate

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Just over a week after President Donald Trump made a massive push for offshore oil drilling, Florida lawmakers have mobilized to protect a hard-fought moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

      Sen. Marco Rubio
    4. Republicans in Fla's last remaining swing county to welcome Marco Rubio

      Blogs

      Sen. Marco Rubio, who seems to be spending much more time lately paying attention to his home state than he has in years, will headline the Pinellas County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner on May 19.

      Nikki Haley, who supported Rubio for president, headlined last year's big Pinellas GOP dinner
    5. Poll: Rick Scott, America's 34th-most popular governor, should worry Bill Nelson

      Blogs

      Morning Consult is out today with its latest 50-state survey on the approval ratings of every senator and governor. The January to March survey of 8,793 Florida voters offers good news and bad for Sen. Bill …

      More than one in five voters don't know enough about their three-term senator to have an opinion on Bill Nelson.
    6. Marco Rubio: It's time for a new government in Syria

      Blogs

      Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, appeared on NBC's "Today" show Friday to discuss the U.S. airstrikes on Syria.
    7. Marco Rubio condemns Putin, Assad for chemical attack in Syria

      Blogs

      Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sent a series of tweets Wednesday morning condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad for the chemical attack in northern Syria Tuesday that killed dozens.

      A photo provided on Tuesday by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center shows a man carrying a child at a makeshift hospital in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, in Syria after the chemical attack that killed dozens.
    8. Marco Rubio says Russians tried to hack his presidential campaign team twice

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio revealed Thursday that apparent Russian hackers twice targeted his former presidential campaign team — the latest coming this week — adding new intrigue to the drama gripping Washington.

      Sen. Marco Rubio says Russian hackers targeted his team as recently as Wednesday.
    9. Still without office space, Marco Rubio's Tampa staff take meetings in libraries, coffee shops

      Blogs

      It's been two months since a landlord notified Sen. Marco Rubio that the lease on his Tampa office would not be renewed because of weekly demonstrations staged …

      Demonstrators gather in front of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's office on West Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa to protest the recent actions of Donald Trump on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.
    10. Sen. Marco Rubio criticizes Snoop Dogg for Trump video

      Blogs

      Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Snoop Dogg shouldn't have shot a toy gun at a clown dressed as President Donald Trump in a music video released over the weekend.

      In the video for a remixed version of the song "Lavender," by Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD, Snoop Dogg shoots a toy gun at a clown Donald Trump character.