Marco Rubio's file

Rubio

Republican from Florida

Marco Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, was a candidate for president of the United States in 2016. He was elected to the Senate in 2010 and took office Jan. 5, 2011. Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008 and is a former Speaker of the Florida House. He served on the West Miami City Commission from 1998 to 2000. He is from Miami and holds a law degree from the University of Miami.

Rubio's statements by ruling

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Marco Rubio's website

Recent statements involving Marco Rubio

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Signs for weeks that he was reconsidering

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Recent stories featuring Marco Rubio

Fact-checking the U.S. Senate candidates from Florida

We put several statements from hopefuls looking to fill Marco Rubio’s seat to the Truth-O-Meter test.

 

Top 5 for PolitiFact Florida in March 2016

Florida’s presidential primary as well as U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fueled the Truth-O-Meter.

 

Fact checking John Kasich's Milwaukee visit

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich made claims about his general election electability while seeking support ahead of Wisconsin's presidential primary. 

 

The Final Five: Kasich, Cruz, Trump, Clinton and Sanders on the Truth-O-Meter

Bernie Sanders: Fact checking his Madison speech

 

Fact-checking Jebio in the 2016 GOP presidential race

We look back at our most clicked fact-checks of statements by Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio

 

Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to fact-check the immigration debate in 2016

 

Trump recounts Rubio’s record, but the history deserves a review

A campaign ad goes after the U.S. senator’s past as a Florida legislator and beyond, but doesn’t always accurately portray what happened.