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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. Rubio: Speaking Spanish in 'Spanish-language debate' on Spanish-language network makes sense


      Marco Rubio told NBC News' Hallie Jackson on Friday that when he did a debate in English on Univision during his first U.S. Senate race in 2010, the format "didn't work well."

    2. Univision: Spanish-language debate between Rubio, Murphy isn't happening


      A potential U.S. Senate debate on Univision between Republican incumbent Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy won’t be happening after all, because the two campaigns have seemingly failed to agree to terms for the Miami event.

      Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy shake hands before their debate at the University of Central Florida, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Orlando.
    3. After TV ad, Obama also does Spanish-language radio ad for Murphy


      President Barack Obama has been all-in on raising Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy's still-relatively-limited profile with Florida voters this week.

      U.S. President Barack Obama, speaks at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Florida Memorial University Thursday October 20, 2016.
    4. Florida Democrats troll Rubio with website for 'inevitable' 2020 presidential bid


      The Florida Democratic Party isn't convinced by Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's gradually more definitive answers this week that he's committed to serving a full term, if re-elected, and has no plans to run for president again in four years.

      The Florida Democratic Party launched a website, with this new logo, to troll Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, whom Democrats argue is already eyeing another presidential bid in four years.
    5. Entering October, Rubio had 2x as much campaign cash as Murphy


      After a lackluster fundraising quarter and an expensive primary, Democrat Patrick Murphy's U.S. Senate campaign entered October with about $2.8 million in the bank -- less than half of the $5.7 million in campaign cash Republican incumbent Marco Rubio had.

      Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, left, listens as Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy speaks during a debate at the University of Central Florida, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Orlando.
    6. Patrick Murphy uses Trump tape remarks against Marco Rubio in new ad


      Taking a page from Hillary Clinton's playbook, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is elevating attacks on his opponent by using words from Donald Trump's own mouth.

      A new ad from Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy uses the lewd comments by Donald Trump -- caught on tape in a 2005 Access Hollywood appearance -- to emphasize Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's continued support for the Republican presidential nominee.
    7. Patrick Murphy showing life in Senate race against Marco Rubio

      State Roundup

      Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio remains favored to win a second term against Democrat Patrick Murphy, but for the first time in a couple of months, it feels like Rubio is no longer an overwhelming favorite.

      A poll this month shows Patrick Murphy trailing in the U.S. Senate race to Marco Rubio by just 2 points.
    8. President Obama speaks Spanish in new ad for Patrick Murphy


      While national Democratic groups are all-but abandoning Patrick Murphy to fend for himself in Florida's U.S. Senate race, the party's figurehead isn't.

      President Barack Obama cut another ad for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy -- this one in Spanish.
    9. As they debate respect for women, Rubio aims to make old Facebook photo haunt Murphy


      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy has hammered Marco Rubio for weeks on women’s issues, whether it be the Republican incumbent’s opposition to abortion or his  In this undated photo from several years ago, current Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy appears to be grabbing at the breast of a woman who he says was his then-girlfriend. Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio referenced the photo during the candidates’ first Senate debate Monday night. Rubio’s campaign provided the image, with the woman’s face blocked out.

    10. Marco Rubio's robotic debate answers, and uppercut punch, on the Donald Trump issue

      State Roundup

      At times Marco Rubio was, well, robotic. And Patrick Murphy was dazed by a punch.

      Republican Sen. Marco Rubio makes a point as Democratic challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy listens during the U.S. Senate debate on Monday at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)