Marco Rubio's file


Republican from Florida

Marco Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, is a candidate for president of the United States in 2016. He was elected 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.

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Marco Rubio's website

Recent statements involving Marco Rubio

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Recent stories featuring Marco Rubio

PolitiFact Florida’s top 5 fact-checks for September 2015

Claims from the GOP presidential debate about Donald Trump, President Barack Obama and vaccines fueled the most interest in the Truth-O-Meter last month.

Fact-checking the Sept. 20 Sunday shows

Pundits and politicians deliver post-game analysis of the second GOP debate on CNN. 

Ahead of her Wisconsin visit, Hillary Clinton on the Truth-O-Meter

We review fact checks on statements by, and about, the former secretary of state ahead of her first trip to the Badger State in her 2016 presidential campaign.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for August 2015

Claims about illegal immigration, abortion and college costs were hot topics in the presidential race.


Fact checking Marco Rubio

As we near the the next national GOP debate on Sept. 16, political watchers are keeping an eye on polls to see who in the crowded field will make the stage for CNN's broadcast.

As part of PolitiFact's ongoing series examining statesment from candidates on both sides of the aisle, today we look at claims from one of the standouts of the first debate in August, Marco Rubio, Florida's junior senator.