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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. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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)
    4. 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
    5. Florida Republicans cautious in responding to new immigration restrictions

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      WASHINGTON — Leading Florida Republicans cautiously responded to President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions, agreeing largely that more screening is required while expressing discomfort with the scope of the actions that have triggered worldwide outcry.

      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)
    6. Sen. Marco Rubio seeks new path in Donald Trump's D.C.

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      WASHINGTON — The news photographers rushed to the front of the room, jutting their lenses at Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chuckled at the spectacle, which Rubio built up over weeks, ensuring a return to the national spotlight.

      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)
    7. Patrick Murphy's Cuba connection

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      During two U.S. Senate debates last month against Republican incumbent Marco Rubio, Democrat Patrick Murphy answered questions about Cuba policy by revealing a little-known detail about his personal life.

      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter
    8. New Q poll: Rubio 'appears to be pulling away' from Murphy; incumbent has 6-point lead

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      The latest poll from Quinnipiac University has Republican incumbent Marco Rubio up 6 points over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy in Florida's U.S. Senate race.

      Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy
    9. Looking confident, Marco Rubio votes early — for himself and, apparently, for Donald Trump

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      After voting early Monday, Marco Rubio fielded questions about how he voted for president, for U.S. Senate, for Miami-Dade County mayor and for two Florida constitutional amendments.

      Marco Rubio greets supporters at West Miami City Hall, where he voted early for the Nov. 8 election.
    10. Mock website by Rubio trolls Murphy for withholding tax returns

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      Marco Rubio is doubling down on his call for his Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy, to release his tax returns, and Rubio's campaign …

      Marco Rubio's campaign launched MurphyTaxReturns.com on Monday morning, a mock website to highlight Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy's refusal to release his.