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“”Let's dispel the fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing. Barack Obama is undertaking a systematic effort to change this country.
|—The first of four separate times this stamement would be spoken by Rubio at the February 5 GOP debate.|
Before becoming a senator, Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives, eventually becoming Speaker of the House.
He was elected to the United States Senate in 2010, and is currently one of the only four Latino Americans serving in the Senate, alongside
fellow Cuban-American Canadian-American Ted Cruz, Bob Menendez, and Catherine Cortez Masto.
In April 2015, Rubio announced that he would be running for President of the United States, though would end up suspending his campaign after Donald Trump won Rubio's home state of Florida in the primaries. Initially stating that he would not seek reelection in the Senate, he changed his mind and was reelected in the 2016 general election.
|United States 2016 presidential election articles on RationalWiki|
| Topics: Affordable Care Act - Citizens United v. FEC - DAESH - Gun control - Illegal immigration - Koch Industries - United States Electoral College - Trump's Wall
Parties: Democratic Party (primaries) - Green Party - Libertarian Party - Republican Party (primaries • Convention • Tea Party)
Candidates: Bush (R) - Carson (R) - Christie (R) - Clinton (D) - Cruz (R) - Huckabee (R) - Jindal (R) - Johnson (Lib) - Kasich (R) - Paul (R) - Perry (R) - Sanders (D) - Stein (Green) - Trump (R) - Walker (R) - Webb (D) • Running mates: Kaine (D) - Pence (R)
Winner: Donald Trump