...the turd that Romney hopes will win him Florida and some of the Hispanic vote. Is he right?
a few highlights from his voting history:
7/31/11 S 627 Increasing the Debt Ceiling (Reid Bill) Nay Cloture Not Invoked - Senate(50 - 49)
7/29/11 S 627 Increasing the Debt Ceiling (Boehner Bill) Nay Bill Tabled - Senate(59 - 41)
5/17/11 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws Nay Motion Rejected - Senate(52 - 48)
4/27/07 CS HB 1497 Abortion Waiting Periods Yea Bill Passed - House(71 - 42)
4/6/06 A 990264 Education Funding Amendment Nay Amendment Rejected - House(34 - 81)
4/6/06 A 990241 Stem Cell Research Funding Amendment Nay Amendment Rejected - House(40-73) click here for link
*"Son of exiles" controversy
In October 2011, the St. Petersburg Times and The Washington Post reported that Rubio's previous statements that his parents were forced to leave Cuba in 1959, after Fidel Castro came to power, were incorrect as they had in fact left Cuba in 1956 during the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. According to The Washington Post, Rubio's "embellishments" resonate with many voters in Florida, who would not be as impressed by his family being economic migrants seeking a better life in the U.S. instead of political refugees from a communist regime.