Marco Rubio's file


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.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True19 (%)(19)
  • Mostly True35 (%)(35)
  • Half True32 (%)(32)
  • Mostly False33 (%)(33)
  • False24 (%)(24)
  • Pants on Fire5 (%)(5)

Marco Rubio's website

Recent statements involving Marco Rubio

Recent stories featuring Marco Rubio

Fact-checking the second U.S. Senate debate between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy go head-to-head in the second U.S. Senate debate. 

Rubio ad claims he helped constituent's daughter get cancer-fighting drug before FDA approval

Privacy laws make verifying the story difficult, but it looks like Rubio did initiate the process to help an Orlando woman's family.

Fact-checking Florida's U.S. Senate candidates

We review some statements the major candidates have made ahead of the Republican and Democratic primaries.

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.