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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. Venezuelan lawmaker tied to Rubio death threat: ‘We don’t care about you’

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      The powerful Venezuelan lawmaker tied to a potential death order against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed the notion late Wednesday that he has a personal interest in getting the Florida Republican killed.

      enezuelan Constitutional assembly delegate and Leader of Venezuela's ruling socialist party Diosdado Cabello, left, leaves the General Prosecutors office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Cabello is alleging that the husband and close aides of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega ran a multi million dollar extortion ring.
    2. White nationalists find hero in Augustus Invictus, killer of goats

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      He didn't fare well in his bid last year to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate. Augustus Sol Invictus could only muster 1,063 votes in his loss in the Libertarian Party of Florida's primary …

      Invictus headlined the Charlottesville rallies.
    3. Sen. Marco Rubio under increased security amid potential death order from Venezuela

      State Roundup

      One of Venezuela's most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a fervent critic of the South American country's government, according to intelligence obtained by the U.S. last month.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. [Associated Press]
    4. Marco Rubio delivers speech in Spanish on independent Venezuelan TV station

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      In an unusual move possible only for a bilingual U.S. senator, Florida Republican Marco Rubio got to make a speech late Monday night on an independent Venezuelan TV news channel in which he expressed solidarity for opponents of President Nicolás Maduro, who was sanctioned by the Trump administration Monday as a …

    5. Trump's Cuba plans would reward Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart

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      President Donald Trump looking at reversing parts of the Obama administration’s opening with Cuba and reinstating limits on travel and commerce, and he wants to announce the change in Miami, the New York Times reports.

      Old American-made cars and horse-drawn carriages wait for tourists near Havana Harbor in Havana, Cuba, earlier this year. President Donald Trump is considering reversing major pieces of the Obama administration's opening with Cuba and reinstating limits on travel and commerce, citing human rights abuses by the Castro government as justification for a more punitive approach.
    6. Marco Rubio leads Florida Republicans in cautious response to Trump controversy

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      WASHINGTON — New controversy rocked the White House, but Sen. Marco Rubio focused on a different storm. "Sorry to be a nag but the 2017 Hurricane Season is almost here," he told Twitter followers. "Time to freshen up your hurricane kit."

      Sen. Marco Rubio: “We need to know what the facts are.’’
    7. Florida Insider Poll: Marco Rubio for prez again? And will Trump be on the 2020 ballot?

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      Marco Rubio wants to be president. He tried in 2016 and lost handily to a Republican he had described as "wholly unqualified" and a "con artist." But even as President Trump seems to self destruct week after week, Rubio has been cautious about criticizing him. So will Rubio make another presidential run in 2020 -- …

      Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Donald Trump participate in the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in February 2016 in Manchester, N.H.
    8. Sen. Marco Rubio throws wrench into Florida oil drilling debate

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      WASHINGTON — Just over a week after President Donald Trump made a massive push for offshore oil drilling, Florida lawmakers have mobilized to protect a hard-fought moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

      Sen. Marco Rubio
    9. Republicans in Fla's last remaining swing county to welcome Marco Rubio

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      Sen. Marco Rubio, who seems to be spending much more time lately paying attention to his home state than he has in years, will headline the Pinellas County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner on May 19.

      Nikki Haley, who supported Rubio for president, headlined last year's big Pinellas GOP dinner
    10. Poll: Rick Scott, America's 34th-most popular governor, should worry Bill Nelson

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      Morning Consult is out today with its latest 50-state survey on the approval ratings of every senator and governor. The January to March survey of 8,793 Florida voters offers good news and bad for Sen. Bill …

      More than one in five voters don't know enough about their three-term senator to have an opinion on Bill Nelson.