Marco Rubio (Republican)
Born: May 28, 1971 (age 44)
Alma Mater: University of Florida (B.A.)
University of Miami (J.D.)
Spouse: Jeanette Dousbedes
Children: Amanda, Anthony, Dominic, Daniella
– State Senator of Florida
Environment: Rubio says we should fix the environment with free market, not government mandates. Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems.
Marijuana: Rubio is totally against the use of marijuana, stating that, “there is no responsible way to use marijuana.” Wants to enforce federal law even in states where marijuana is legal.
LGBT: Rubio believes we should leave gay marriage laws up to states.
“I believe in historical marriage, but it is ok if states redefine.”
Education: Rubio has suggested a new plan for student loans where private lenders invest in students for their loans, and later get percentage of student’s income. He also believes that parents should be able to send students to the school of their choice.
“If I was president of the United States, I would not have a Department of Education, perhaps at all….We don’t need a national school board.”
Jobs: Rubio believes we should “give wage subsidies rather than raise minimum wage.”
Fact Check: Rubio made a false statement regarding the Democrats plan to raise tax money, saying that they wanted to tax small and very small businesses.