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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. Rubio was formidable -- but Murphy wasn't helped by his own weaknesses

      Blogs

      A defeat for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy was foreseeable for weeks, with his lingering chance for victory hinging primarily on one main factor: Hillary Clinton.

    2. Patrick Murphy's loss to Marco Rubio was foreseeable — but not certain

      State Roundup

      PALM BEACH GARDENS — A defeat for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy was foreseeable for weeks, with his lingering chance for victory hinging primarily on one main factor: Hillary Clinton.

      Florida Democratic Senate candidate, Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, concedes the election to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, on Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
    3. After U.S. Senate defeat, Patrick Murphy taking time for himself

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      Following his decisive loss to Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday night, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is keeping a low profile.

      Rep. Patrick Murphy gives his concession speech following his defeat to Sen. Marco Rubio on Nov. 8, 2016 at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
    4. Rubio's margin of victory: 716,833 votes

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      While some expected Florida's U.S. Senate race to be relatively close at the end, Florida voters were decisive in re-electing Republican Marco Rubio on Tuesday.

      Marco Rubio celebrates at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel in Miami November 8, 2016.
    5. Marco Rubio easily keeps seat in U.S. Senate

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      Marco Rubio is headed back to the U.S. Senate with his prospects of another run for president intact.

      Sen. Marco Rubio greets supporters after winning a second term in the U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in Miami. Rubio defeated U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a two-term congressman.
    6. Florida voters return Marco Rubio to the U.S. Senate

      Elections

      Marco Rubio is headed back to the U.S. Senate with his prospects of another run for president intact.

      Republican U.S Sen. Marco Rubio speaks, flanked by his family, as he celebrates his victory against Democrat U.S. Rep. Patrick E. Murphy during a celebration event with supporters at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel on Tuesday in Miami. [Pedro Portal | Miami Herald]
    7. Patrick Murphy wraps up Election Day still on the campaign trail

      Blogs

      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy spent Election Day in his familiar territory of South Florida trying to maximize as many votes as possible in what's expected to be a close outcome between him and Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy shakes hands with supporters during one of his last campaign stops in Palm Beach Gardens on Tuesday.
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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.