11/11/2015

Marco Rubio, presidential candidate

Born in Miami, Florida in 1971, Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants. After earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1993, he went to the University of Miami for his law degree. Rubio's political career began with his election to the West Miami City Commission in 1998. He was elected in the Florida House of Representatives the following year. In 2009, Rubio won his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Both of his parents worked hard to support the family. His father spent years as a bartender. 
Rubio became interested in public service early on. He has told the press, "I gained an interest in politics and history from my uncle Fernando, who would teach me about everything: Etruscan history, how to build a Mongol bow, Talmudic law and Zionism, quantum gravity, making ham and cheese sandwiches, and electoral strategy".

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