Rubio, Marco, 1971-

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Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Florida, a seat he has held since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he served as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008. Rubio unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2016, winning presidential primaries in Minnesota, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Rubio is a Cuban American from Miami, Florida. After serving as a city commissioner for West Miami in the 1990s, he was elected to represent the 111th district in the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. Subsequently, he was elected speaker of the Florida House, and was Speaker for two years beginning in November 2006. Upon leaving the Florida legislature in 2008 due to term limits, Rubio taught at Florida International University.

Rubio was elected to the United States Senate in 2010. In April 2015, he decided to run for president instead of seeking reelection to the Senate. He suspended his campaign for president on March 15, 2016, after losing the Florida Republican primary to the eventual winner of the presidential election, Donald Trump. He then decided to run for reelection to the Senate, winning a second term later that year. While Rubio was harshly critical of Trump in the 2016 election, he was pro-Trump during Trump's presidency. Due to his influence on U.S. policy on Latin America during the Trump administration, he was described as a "virtual secretary of state for Latin America".

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Miami FL US
Coral Gables FL US
Tarkio MO US
Gainesville FL US
West Miami FL US
Las Vegas NV US
Senators, U.S. Congress--Florida
State Representative
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Birth 1971-05-28




Spanish; Castilian



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