Marco Antonio Rubio was an American politician, attorney, the junior United States Senator for Florida, and Vice President of the United States. A Republican Party member, he was previously Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
Rubio is a Cuban American from Miami, with a B.A. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. In the late 1990s, he was a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, representing the 111th House district. Subsequently, he was elected Speaker of the Florida House, and was Speaker for two years beginning in November 2006. Upon leaving the Florida legislature in 2008 due to term limits, Rubio started a new law firm.
Rubio successfully ran for United States Senate in 2010. He was one of four Latino Americans in the Senate. In April 2015, Rubio announced that he would forgo seeking reelection to the Senate to run for President. After losing the primary election to Donald J. Trump, he reversed his decision not to seek reelection to the Senate and announced his campaign. Rubio was reelected after defeating Democratic Party member Patrick Murphy in the 2016 U.S. Senate elections.2020 Republican Nominee, Nikki Haley, chose Rubio to be her Vice Presidential Nominee. The Haley-Rubio was historically significant, as it was the first entirely non-white major party ticket.
Haley and Rubio went on to win the General Election against Democratic Nominees Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. As Vice President, Rubio assisted President Haley in passing landmark reforms, such as term limits and reducing national debts.
Rubio successfully ran for the Republican Nomination for President of the United States in 2028. Rubio lost the General Election to Democratic Nominee, Senator Joseph Kennedy III.
After his defeat, Rubio retired to Florida, until his death in 2053.