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


A bit off target

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Ted Cruz was one of many opponents


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"Welders make more money than philosophers."

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Recent stories featuring Marco Rubio

Top fact-checks from the GOP debate in Milwaukee

We fact-check the candidates on claims about immigration, the minimum wage, income inequality, the Bible and the tax code. 

Fact checking the Milwaukee GOP debate

Let's see how the candidates did in repeating claims that have been previously rated on the Truth-O-Meter.

Ahead of the Milwaukee debate, a look at the candidates on the Truth-O-Meter

Ten of the latest fact checks -- two each on the five Republican White House hopefuls who are leading in the polls.

PolitiFact’s guide to the Republican tax plans (so far)

Overall, the GOP candidates are promising big tax cuts that are mathematically implausible.


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

Marco Rubio’s voting record and finances and a claim by Jeb Bush about taxes kept the Truth-O-Meter busy.