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Poll: Romney leader of the large Republican 2016 pack

Poll: Romney leader of the large Republican 2016 pack

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) --Mitt Romney, who has said he has no plans to run for president again, leads the field of potential Republican candidates for 2016 in a new poll.
Frances Burns
Kerry: No U.S. ground troops in fighting Islamic State

Kerry: No U.S. ground troops in fighting Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Secretary of State John Kerry stressed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday no ground troops in Iraq and Syria will be sent into combat.
Ed Adamczyk
6 American treasure hunters detained in austere Honduran prison released

6 American treasure hunters detained in austere Honduran prison released

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., July 3 (UPI) --Six Americans detained in an austere Honduran prison for nearly two months after authorities charged them with illegal weapons possession have now been freed.
JC Finley
Marco Rubio: Obama is acting like a 'monarch' or 'emperor'

Marco Rubio: Obama is acting like a 'monarch' or 'emperor'

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he thinks President Barack Obama is acting like an "emperor" and "monarch" by circumventing Congress.
Aileen Graef
GOP Chairman: Bowe Bergdahl deal 'broke the law' [UPDATE]

GOP Chairman: Bowe Bergdahl deal 'broke the law' [UPDATE]

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) --Some in Congress saw the deal for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's freedom in exchange for five high level Guantanamo detainees as reason for alarm.
Gabrielle Levy
Julian Castro nominated as HUD Secretary [WATCH LIVE]

Julian Castro nominated as HUD Secretary [WATCH LIVE]

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --President Obama will nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Friday afternoon.
Gabrielle Levy
Kerry threatens Venezuela with economic sanctions

Kerry threatens Venezuela with economic sanctions

MEXICO CITY , May 22 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the Venezuela of not negotiating in good faith with political opponents, and warned of economic sanctions.
Ed AdamcZyk
Poll: climate change is still the most divisive policy issue among Americans

Poll: climate change is still the most divisive policy issue among Americans

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --A new poll of residents in New Hampshire, conducted by the Carsey Institute, shows that climate change is the most divisive policy issue among Americans.
Aileen Graef
Rubio: No responsible way to smoke pot

Rubio: No responsible way to smoke pot

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Marco Rubio came down firmly against the decriminalization of marijuana, while refusing to reveal whether he had ever experimented with the drug.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama to nominate Julian Castro to HUD in Cabinet shakeup

Obama to nominate Julian Castro to HUD in Cabinet shakeup

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be nominated as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a move that could have implications for 2016.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll puts Hillary Clinton ahead of entire GOP field in Ohio

Poll puts Hillary Clinton ahead of entire GOP field in Ohio

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) --Ohio voters like the idea of Hillary Clinton in the White House, according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University.
Matt Bradwell
Republican Rubio: I don't believe in climate change and I'm ready to be President

Republican Rubio: I don't believe in climate change and I'm ready to be President

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) --Appearing on ABC's This Week, Florida Senator Marco Rubio said if the GOP nominates him in 2016, he's ready run.
Matt Bradwell
Sen. Marco Rubio says Charlie Crist will embarrass Democrats

Sen. Marco Rubio says Charlie Crist will embarrass Democrats

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) --Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says Florida's former Republican governor, Charlie Crist, will embarrass his new party during his run as a Democrat this year.
Frances Burns
Poll: Hillary Clinton would beat Jeb Bush in Florida

Poll: Hillary Clinton would beat Jeb Bush in Florida

HAMDEN, Conn., May 1 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton is running 8 percentage points ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in his home state, the Quinnipiac Poll said Thursday.
Frances Burns
John Kerry clarifies his 'apartheid' comment on Israel

John Kerry clarifies his 'apartheid' comment on Israel

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement Monday saying he regretted using the phrase "apartheid state" in reference to Israel and the Palestinians.
Aileen Graef
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Florida Republican Senatorial candidate Marco Rubio, with his wife Jeanette, casts his vote on Election Day at Open Bible Temple in Miami on November 2, 2010. UPI/Martin Fried
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Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) is the junior United States Senator from Florida (2011–present). A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives (2007–2009).

Born to a family of Cuban exiles, Rubio was raised in Miami, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended Tarkio College and Santa Fe College before graduating from the University of Florida. He earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1996 while interning for U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. In the late 1990s he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami. Rubio was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, representing the 111th House district. He was elected Speaker in November 2006.

Rubio announced a run for U.S. Senate in May 2009 after incumbent Republican Mel Martinez resigned. Initially trailing by double-digits against the incumbent Republican Governor Charlie Crist, Rubio eventually surpassed him in polling for the Republican nomination. Rubio won the Republican nomination after Crist opted instead for an independent run. In a three-way split against Crist and Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek, Rubio won the general election in November 2010 by a 19-point margin.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Marco Rubio."
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