Rubio wins, Scott takes gov's race

Rubio wins, Scott takes gov's race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican Marco Rubio won an easy victory in Florida's U.S. Senate race and Republican Rick Scott defeated Democrat Alex Sink to win the governor's race.
Meek squelches reports of his dropping out

Meek squelches reports of his dropping out

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek says there's no truth to speculation that he's dropping out of the U.S. Senate race and backing Gov. Charlie Crist's independent bid.

GOP Senate candidate Rubio's father dies

MIAMI, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican campaigning for the U.S. Senate, said he temporarily suspended his campaign Sunday after the death of his father.

Florida candidate Rubio chides Washington

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Florida voters are fed up with spending by the Obama administration, U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio said in the weekly Republican radio address.

Meek, Rubio, Crist in U.S. Sen. showdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek and Republican ex-state House Speaker Marco Rubio were winners in Florida's U.S. Senate primary election Tuesday, returns showed.

Poll shows Crist leading Rubio in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 27 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist leads state House Speaker Marco Rubio in the race for the state's U.S. Senate seat, a poll released Thursday indicates.
Miller to Rubio: Hands off my song

Miller to Rubio: Hands off my song

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. rock and pop star Steve Miller says Florida U.S. Senate candidate Mark Rubio should stop using his "Take the Money and Run."

Rubio slams Crist

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Republican Marco Rubio, who sent Gov. Charlie Crist into independent territory in the U.S. Senate race in Florida, Sunday called him a political weather vane.

Feds investigate Florida Republican Party

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- The FBI and IRS have begun an investigation into alleged misuse of American Express cards by Florida Republican Party officials, sources told The Miami Herald.
GOP urges Crist to drop out of Senate race

GOP urges Crist to drop out of Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 20 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, facing a bruising Republican primary to be the GOP U.S. Senate candidate, is being encouraged by party leaders to drop out.
Report: Romney to endorse Rubio in Fla.

Report: Romney to endorse Rubio in Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 16 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will endorse Marco Rubio over Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida's Senate Republican primary, CNN reported.

GOP Fla. candidates Crist, Rubio spar

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio, both vying to be the state's next U.S. senator, clashed over the federal stimulus, illegal immigration and taxes.

Report: Rubio used GOP card for groceries

MIAMI, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio used a Republican Party credit card for groceries and car repair when he was speaker of the Florida House, records show.
Gov. Crist announces GOP run for Senate

Gov. Crist announces GOP run for Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 12 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says he'll run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated in 2010 by Republican Mel Martinez.

Rubio announces Senate run

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 5 (UPI) -- Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio said Tuesday he is running for the U.S. Senate.
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Marco Rubio
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

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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