Senator Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate on the 2012 Republican ticket. Rubio talks about his Cuban heritage, his political ambitions and his ideas for making America better.

Sen. Marco Rubio has been called the political equivalent of a rock star. The son of Cuban immigrants, he has risen farther faster than just about any other Latino in American politics. He served in the Florida House of Representatives for eight years and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 at age 39. His name has been one of a handful frequently mentioned as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney. But his tough stance on immigration has made him few friends among U.S. Hispanics. In a new memoir, Sen. Rubio writes about his political ambitions and mistakes – and his ideas for America's future.

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Marco Rubio

U.S. senator from Florida and author of "An American Son: A Memoir."

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) addressed what he takes into consideration when making decisions, including what he would consider if presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chooses Rubio to be his running mate. The nation’s largest Tea Party group endorsed Rubio as its pick for vice president Wednesday. Rubio said he agrees with the tea party movement's concern that the U.S. government is overstepping its constitutional mandate. "I think one of the most unfair things that's emerged in American politics over the last couple of years is this definition of the tea party as an outside-the-mainstream movement," Rubio said.

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Excerpted from AN AMERICAN SON: A MEMOIR by Marco Rubio by arrangement with Sentinel, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., Copyright (c) Marco Rubio, 2012.

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