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

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      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
    2. Poll: Rick Scott, America's 34th-most popular governor, should worry Bill Nelson

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      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.
    3. Marco Rubio: It's time for a new government in Syria

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

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      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.
    5. Marco Rubio says Russians tried to hack his presidential campaign team twice

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      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.
    6. Still without office space, Marco Rubio's Tampa staff take meetings in libraries, coffee shops

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      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.
    7. Sen. Marco Rubio criticizes Snoop Dogg for Trump video

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      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.
    8. Rubio wants to speak with Sessions about meetings with Russians

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      Sen. Marco Rubio wants to speak with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his meetings with Russians and why Sessions did not disclose those in his confirmation hearing. But Rubio, appearing on NPR Thursday, said it is too early to say if a special prosecutor is needed.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, chairman of the Congressional Executive Commission on Human Rights, speaks at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
    9. Sen. Marco Rubio concerned about Trump's proposed budget cuts

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      WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's proposed defense spending increase doesn't go far enough, but he expressed concern about cuts to other areas of the budget and said changes to Social Security and Medicare should be on the table.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, listens to a reporter's question after a Senate Foreign Relations committee business meeting on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State on Monday, Jan. 23 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    10. Poll: Sorry Marco, the GOP super stars of Fla are Rick Scott and Donald Trump

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      A newly released poll of Republican primary voters in Florida provides a healthy reminder to politicos inside the Tallahassee bubble that perceptions in the real world are very different from those in and around the Capitol. And to the legislative leaders mulling a run for governor, the Associated Industries of Florida …

      Scott and Trump took a selfie at Trump Tower in November